PORCHLIGHT: A Storytelling Series hosted by MC's Beth Lisick & Arline Klatte
Date: Monday, 5/22
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
"The Porch Light Series works from a universal truth: open mikes are bad choices for first dates. A night of wobbly voices, untuned acoustic guitars, unfunny stand-up comedy, and unending fiction pieces could end even the strongest of relationships, let alone a fledgling one. Organizers Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte have created some ground rules (no memorization, no "performance," and a strict 10-minute limit) to cut out the risks, with a result of pure pleasure ? people get up and tell great stories. The strength of the series lies in the range of people who contribute, from current mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez to an elderly mushroom hunter, with a smattering of local literary talent. Arrive early to get a seat, as this urban storytelling event is no longer an open secret; it's just plain open."
"Each event features an eclectic mixture of San Franciscans. Past storytellers have included Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, author Laura Fraser, a 70-year-old mushroom hunter, a tow truck driver and a forensic scientist. The stories range from hilarious to poignant.
" --Erin English, Downtown
Official Website: http://www.porchlightsf.com/
Added by kknight852 on April 16, 2006