SOME KINDA WOMAN
Storyteller Caitlin Hicks, (playwright, performer, author, actor) describes the stories in these podcasts that explore the grief of life as well as the meaning, the humour, the redemption.
The series features a variety of first-person character stories in a number of episodes from her international theatrical touring shows: Mother Love, Next of Kin, The Trouble of Christmas, The Life We Lived.
Hicks will also share chapters from her novel,” A Theory of Expanded Love”. But here, she shares a short story from The Trouble of Christmas episodes, called Read Island Santa.
The introduction to the series itself begins this podcast, so please listen, even if it’s summer outside!
The voices of Sunshine Coast residents and old-timers, Cynthia Culbard Jones and Diana Culbard Peters are combined in this short about their first Christmas in the 30s at Read Island – so far away that Santa would never find them. And yet, a man named Mr. Green visits their schoolhouse on Christmas Eve and surprises everyone, ‘even the old bachelors’. It’s a charming story about the blissfully gullible time of being children.