The big annual competition for local Moth
storytellers, at the New Hazlett Theater
, promises to be a lot of fun.
The event rounds up the winners from the monthly StorySLAMs, at the Rex Theater, for a Moth-off.
Each teller delivers a short story – ranging from funny to serious — on a given theme. With no notes allowed, there's an air of spontaneity (though rest assured that the performers, professionals or no, will be well-rehearsed.) Teams of judges pick a winner.
Here, for instance, was my take on the inaugural GrandSLAM
, in 2013.
Though tickets still remain, expect a full house at tonight’s Pittsburgh Moth GrandSLAM III: When Worlds Collide. The PR material says: “Listen to ten tellers tell stories of dog people versus cat people. Fire versus ice. Politics versus Truth. Krispy Kreme versus Tofu. You say Potato, I say Potatoe.”
The host is the very funny Alan Olifson. The storytellers are include: Zak Bouc, Michael Buzzelli, Catherine Palmer, Brittany Story, Carol Schubert, David Montgomery, Torrey Shineman, Joe Prince, Denise Kendig Scheuermann and Jim Tasillo.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and are available here
The New Hazlett is located at 6 Allegheny Square East, on the North Side.
If you want to check out the monthly Rex events, they’re on the first Tuesday of each month. The next one
, on March 3, is themed "Hair."