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A Town Hall tradition, the holiday edition of Short Stories Live (curated by Jean Sherrard) brings together unconventional holiday tales for an afternoon of short stories, poems, and seasonal music by returning house band Pineola (comprised of Leslie Braly, John Owen, Josh Woods, and Dirk Lebsack). Favorite Northwest actors (many of them former SSL readers) will take turns sharing the gleeful, carousing nature only “a rogue’s Christmas” can hold.
This year’s story selections and actors: Marianne Owen reading an outrageously funny story called “Little Precious and the Virgin Mary Pie” (Southern church ladies square off to battle for supremacy in a holiday creche); Andy Stein reads “The Loudest Voice” by Grace Paley (another comic marvel in which the young daughter of Jewish immigrants finds herself narrating an xmas play); Peter Lohnes will read Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” (a classic, by turns hilarious and heart-rending); and curator Jean Sherrard will finish things off with “The Burglar and the Whatsit” – a very funny seasonal crime story by Donald Westlake.
Presented by: Town Hall, as part of its Short Stories Live series, sponsored by Thurston Charitable Foundation.
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