(BOISE, IDAHO) In a month fixated on greeting-card love, Story Story Night sorts out myth from matter at MiRAGE: Stories of Too Good to Be True, the live storytelling show held Feb. 25, 2013 at the Rose Room, located at 718 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise.
Advance tickets are on sale now for $8, or at the door for $10. Doors open at 6 pm, and the show starts at 7 pm. Featured storytellers launch the night with true stories on the theme, told live on stage and without notes, followed by an open story slam. Musician Dan Costello performs, and Jessica Holmes hosts the evening.
Hitting the featured stage are Debbi Evans, Hobie Swan, and John Eckhart. Evans embarks on an epic first date with a mirage man in the desert of Palm Springs. Swan braves the hallucinatory swells of the Bering Sea as an under-water chef on a crab boat. Eckhart falls for an optical illusion on the internet.
Following an intermission, a story slam starts. Names are drawn at random 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 Rediscovered Books.
After the show, the Story Story Afterparty takes off at Red Feather Lounge and Bittercreek. Both local-focused restaurants now offer an exclusive free drink special to the Night’s ticketholders.
“In February, love is in the air, or is that a figment of your imagination?” says Holmes, the driving force behind Story Story Night. “We’ll find out as we get closer, and reach out to touch the magic in the MiRAGE.”
Story Story Night is a live storytelling phenomenon based in Boise, Idaho. The Story Story Night podcast returns in 2013. Stay tuned in at www.storystorynight.org.