Acorn Theater to resonate with stories

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive in Three Oaks, is teaming up with the Chicago literary community and storyteller Scott Whitehair to present a series of storytelling shows.

“Adult Education: Storytelling After Hours” is a chance to catch the the risque, the grotesque and the 100 percent true stories from members of the Chicago scene who will share their not-so-best-and-brightest moments in an intimate setting.

“You know that story you would never dream of telling in public?  The tale you would have trouble even sharing with your closest friends?” Whitehair said.

“A revolving cast of Chicago’s finest storytellers take the stage at the Acorn to titillate, horrify and entertain.  Bring an open mind, a strong stomach and your sense of humor — but not the kids.”

The casts assembled for these performances reads like a who’s who of the Chicago literary and storytelling communities: Shannon Cason, the first ever Chicago Moth Grand Slam champ; host of Write Club Ian Belknap; WBEZ’s Don Hall; Essay Fiesta’s Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon; This Much Is True’s Deanna Moffitt and Scott Whitehair; Grown Folks Stories creator Cara Brigandi; The Kates’ Kelsie Huff; Real Talk organizer JW Basilo; actor/storyteller Kevin Gladish; WNEP Theater’s Patrick Brennan; Story Club creator Dana Norris; and Stories at The Store host Jennifer Bosworth.

The event is slated for 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23, March 22 and April 26. Tickets are $10.

A full-service bar and refreshments available for this adults-only show.