(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS is a game wrapped in a storytelling show, featuring true stories told by people drawn from the fantastic pool of Moth-winning, comedy-wrangling, heartstrings-pulling storytellers in the New York area.
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 9 pm
Mostly True Things Storytelling Show
The Pit Loft
154 W. 29th St., New York, NY
(between 6th and 7th Avenue)
Tickets: $5 available online at https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2016-11-26-mostly-true-things-storytelling-show or at the door.
The game is this: one storyteller tells the unvarnished truth, the other 3 include carefully-crafted little white lies. The audience gets to question the storytellers, who can improvise their responses. then vote for the person they think told it straight. With some improvised story-inspired music and songs written for the show by host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff and Wells Hanley. There are prizes involved, if you can believe a thing like that.
The line-up or storytellers for this performance are:
MEL DOCKERY – (The Moth, Talk Therapy, Take Two Storytelling, The Liars Show and more); LOU PEREZ (We The Internet, Unsafe Space podcast); LORI BAIRD (host of Talk Therapy, Moth winner); SHAUN ELI (www.brainchapagne.com comic, comedy writer)
HOST/CREATOR is Jude Treder-Wolff (RISK! live show, RISK! podcast, Talk Therapy, Take Two Storytelling, Look Who’s Talking, Midtown International Theater Festival, San Francisco Fringe, Chicago Fringe Festival. Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University, Actors Theater Workshop, The Pit.)
Contact Jude Treder-Wolff at 631-366-4265 (office) or 516-658-1804 (cell) for more information.
(mostly) TRUE THINGS is performed monthly at 2 venues on Long Island (The Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson, NY and The Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe in Port Washington) and recently added a teen edition with a teen host and storytellers drawn from a creative writing program in Long Island High Schools.
Each performance is completely different, with storytellers from all walks of life as well as the vibrant storytelling scene. The game – with audience interaction – and music that sets up each stage of the game are its most popular features. In November 2014 Newsday wrote a full feature article about this show.