(BOISE, ID) In a post-Olympic fervor, on Monday August 27, 2012 Story Story Night roots for the UNDERDOG: Stories of Long Shots at the Rose Room, located at 718 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise. Featured storytellers Tracy Sunderland, Margaux Reed and Al Popwell rise to the occasion with true stories on the theme, told live on stage and without notes, followed by an open story slam.
Limited priority seating tickets are now on sale for $7 at www.storystorynight.bigcartel.com, available for pick up at will call on show night starting at 6 pm. Priority seating tickets ensure a sure shot at a seat until first-come, first-served open game tickets go on sale for $5 at 6:30 pm. Showtime is at 7 pm. Pie Hole pizza and a full bar (with valid I.D.) are available at the all-ages venue.
In the first half, Sunderland cats around the world, becoming cat woman. Reed gets burned and blazes back in a kitchen confidential. Popwell plays the unpopular, before it all plays out. The featured storytellers receive prizes from Bittercreek/Red Feather, Boise Co-Op, Bricolage and Story Story Night.
Musician Dan Costello performs, and Jessica Holmes hosts the night.
After an intermission with live music, an open story slam starts. 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.
“Boise is a place where underdogs are bred. You hear about our bark and bite on and off the blue turf. But to see the real guts and glory here, you have to come to this show, and witness the power on stage,” says Jessica Holmes, the host and driving force behind Story Story Night. “Join us on this last hazy night of summer to root for the long shots in everyday life.”
Call for Fall 2012 Featured Storytellers
STUDiO on August 20
An open call now goes out for featured story submissions for our fall 2012 themes. September is CONSUMED: Stories of Hunger and Appetites. October is PiCKLE: Stories of Getting Stuck in a Jam. November is FORKS: Stories of the Road Not Taken/Less Traveled. To enter for a featured storyteller spot to tell a 10-minute story this show, email a summary to email@example.com by the first Monday of that theme's month.
On August 20, potential storytellers can shape their true tales at the Story Story Studio, the free storytelling workshop offered by Story Story Night on the third Monday of every month. The Studio is held in the Union Block executive center at 720 W. Idaho Street, right across the hall from the Rose Room.
Story Story Night is a live storytelling phenomenon based in Boise, Idaho. A new Story Story Night podcast airs every week. Stay tuned in at www.storystorynight.com.