Abington Journal

Leprechaun Lore with Hal Pratt returns to Dietrich Theater

TUNKHANNOCK — The Dietrich Theater will, for the second time, host a leprechaun expert just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day.

Storyteller Hal Pratt will tell all about leprechauns at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at the theater. This free presentation is suitable for all ages. One just has to be wise enough to believe, according to Pratt.

“Ever wish you could catch a leprechaun? Would you know what to do if you did? I will share my years of research to show you what leprechauns really look like, how they dress, where they live, how to catch one and what to do if you do catch one,” he said in a news release. “Catching a leprechaun is one thing, but getting his gold? Well, that’s another thing entirely!”

Pratt charmed an audience of at least 50 children and adults at last year’s Leprechaun Lore.

Pratt has been a librarian and storyteller for the past 35 years. Besides leprechauns, he knows all about Brer Rabbit and friends, ghosts and haunts, wee folk of all sizes, wonder tales, fairy tales, folk tales and animal tails of all sizes. His stories have appeared in Highlights for Children, Plays, and various small press magazines. His children’s book, “The Diamond Button,” may be borrowed from Tunkhannock Public Library.

For more information or to make free reservations for the event, call 570-996-1500.

Hal Pratt, storyteller and leprechaun expert, will present Leprechaun Lore at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_ABJ-Leprechaun.jpgHal Pratt, storyteller and leprechaun expert, will present Leprechaun Lore at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Submitted photo