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Topanga Actors CompanyPresents: The Boy Who Saw True

Topanga Actors CompanyPresents: The Boy Who Saw True 

Professional storyteller, Harry Hart-Browne. Photo by Bill Pierce

Topanga Actors Company regular Harry Hart-Browne has made guest appearances on a host of popular television shows and received eleven theater awards for Excellence in Acting. Among his other talents he is a professional storyteller. Now in October, Harry invokes the supernatural in his adaptation of THE BOY WHO SAW TRUE. The book by Anonymous has been described as a “time honored classic of the paranormal.” It is the Victorian diary of a boy gifted with an extraordinary talent for seeing what others cannot–auras, spirits, ghosts, fairies. That others cannot see what he sees is humorously and poignantly described in his diary, which is all the more compelling because it is “true” to the point that the anonymous diarist actually existed. It’s refreshingly different entertainment for grown ups who usually find themselves handing out candy; as Harry himself says, the word “boy” in the title is a bit deceptive since the hero’s encounters with the grown up world can be disturbing. But who said Halloween is just  for five-year-olds? 

He asked me if I believed in ghosts, and I said yes.

Then he wanted to know if I’d ever seen one, and I said, lots.

“Weren’t you afraid?” “Not when they’re nice ghosts,” said I, 

“but I don’t like nasty ones.” 

While this tale isn’t for the little ones, teenagers will enjoy it just as much as adults. 

Four performances:

Topanga Library, October 21 & 22 at 2 pm

Malibu Library, October 28 & 29 at 2 pm. 


Program lasts about 65 minutes. Stay behind afterwards, chat with Harry, and enjoy some complimentary refreshments.
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