April 27 Story Sessions: Around the World

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This month, our featured performers will transport us to far off places, sharing their unique “Around the world” themed stories. Fasten your seat belts. Put your tray tables in the upright position. And away we go!

Our new venue for the April 27th show is Mahoneys (551 N Ogden)
5:30: Doors open
6:00: Resident musicians, Dog 1
7:00: Stories begin

Seating is general admission ($10). Come early to get your prime spot and grab a bite. Tickets now available!

What is Story Sessions?

What is Story SessionsStory Sessions is a monthly show, based in Chicago, featuring six different storytellers each month. Each performer shares a 10-minute non-fiction story that ties back to the theme for the night. The performers range from professional actors, playwrights and comedians to traditional writers and even first time tellers.

Each show begins with a live set of bluegrass music as the audience arrives, finds their seats and gets comfortable with food and beverages. During the show, the audience is encouraged to anonymously write a line or two on Story Sessions stationery with their own thoughts related to the show theme. Some of the responses are read aloud by the host between stories.

While the stories are performed, an artist sketches an interpretation of each tale. At the end of the show, we distribute a bookmark with some of our favorite lines from the show as well as the next show date. After the show, we share the recording through our podcast, which now has more than 35,000 downloads.

Join us for our next show on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Mahoneys!

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March 16 Show Recap

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Phoenix Rising Illustrated

Phoenix Rising Illustrated

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