(BOISE, ID) To celebrate the coming Boise visit of David Sedaris and the second birthday of the live storytelling prodigy, Story Story Night sends off the tribute theme, “AWKWARD: Cringe-Worthy Stories” on April 30, 2012 at the Rose Room, located at 718 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise. Parental discretion is advised for this show.
Limited advance tickets are sold, available for pick up at will call on show night starting at 6 pm. Advance tickets ensure a sure shot at a seat until over 150+ first-come, first-served door tickets go on sale for $5 at 6:30 pm, and guaranteed entry after. Showtime is at 7 pm. Pie Hole pizza, the Cake Ballers treats, and a full bar (with valid I.D.) are available at the all-ages venue.
On the last Monday of every month, Story Story Night presents true stories on a theme, told live on stage and without notes. Featured storytellers share a story on the theme, followed by an open story slam.
The featured storytellers for "AWKWARD" are Bob Haycock, Greg Warren and Sarah Ober. Haycock makes a match that gets engulfed in flames. Warren dresses his family jewels in courdory and denouement. Ober finds that she talks pretty one day.
An open story slam starts after an intermission with live music. In the story slam, names are drawn from a hat, and the chosen few have 5 minutes to tell a true story on the theme. The featured storytellers choose a winner, who receives a prize package of a free night’s stay at Boise Guest House and a gift certificate to Rediscovered Books.
“Vulnerable, hilarious, brilliant, and above all, awkward. David Sedaris taught us everything we know,” says Jessica Holmes, the host and driving force behind Story Story Night. “No one can get out of this life without wanting to slink away and die of shame every now and then. Tell me about it. No seriously, tell me about it, at AWKWARD.”
At the event, Story Story Night will present a new Studio booth with a new way of encouraging and collecting stories from the community, run by story seeker Zach Borman.
Story Story Night is a live storytelling program based in Boise, Idaho. A new Story Story Night podcast airs every week. Stay tuned in at www.storystorynight.com.