Storyteller to appear at Andes

Andes — Writer, humorist, voice actor, and all around oddball, Mitch Rapoport, will be reprising his role of Egbert Einstein (Albert’s curmudgeonly cousin), and performing a coming-of-age story about bigotry taken from his manuscript, “Empty Songs and Vacant Melodies,” and a short cerebral writing entitled, “Bellicose Bravado,” at a gathering of the Andes Roundtable, a group of people who meet weekly in Andes to “stimulate our minds and strengthen our friendships.”
Joining the ranks of noted former speakers — including New York Times columnist Prof. Stanley Fish, one of the world’s leading thinkers and scholars; internationally recognized concert pianist Justin Kolb; retired biology professor Bill Piervincenzi, who speaks on subjects ranging from evolution to Italian cooking; Brian Greene, professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University and one of the world’s leading string theorists, most of whom appear regularly at the Roundtable, Mitch Rapoport simply promises to make the audience laugh and cry through his unique storytelling abilities.
The recognizable voice of radio commercials, videos, websites, national home tours, and animations, Mitch often performs to standing-room-only crowds who gather to enjoy his odd brand of humor. A former stage actor and opera singer, Mitch recently spent a week performing improvisational theater with actor Alan Arkin.
The Roundtable is to take place on Wednesday, July 15 at the Hunting Tavern Museum on Main Street (Route 28) in Andes. The performance is open to the public, but seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. Contact Roger Bobley at 586-2434 or e-mail rib@catskill.net. Directions and map are available at www.andesroundtable.com.