Speaking of Stories 2018 Season

Bringing short stories to life
as talented actors transform them from the page to the stage.
Stories of humor, science fiction, survival and more!

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In light of all of the challenges that our community is currently facing we have decided to postpone our 2018 season. The revised 4-show season will open on February 25th with Personal Stories. March 25 & 26 we will present our planned tribute to Jay Thomas, with a special Nothing But Laughs performance.

Enjoy a full season of great Speaking of Stories performances. Subscribe for all 4 shows or put together a package of 3. Select an A-level Subscription with an assigned seat, or a B-level with open seating. Whatever works for you! Remember, being a subscriber comes with special privileges! Unlike single tickets, Subscriber tickets can be exchanged if your plans change. As a subscriber you receive a discount on any additional tickets you purchase. Subscriptions range from $69 to $112.

Personal Stories 2018

February 25 Through 28, 2018
Speaking of Stories presents

Personal Stories 2018

A collection of first person true stories written and performed by members of the Santa Barbara community. For this production there are actually 2 separate bills, each performs twice. One Bill comes with your subscription, and you can purchase the second bill for a discounted price if you would like. Alternatively, you could select both bills as two subscription shows and then add one or two of the other months to complete a three or four show subscription.

Bill A: Click Here for a Description and Bios

Joel Altschul reading The Best Defense is a Good Offense
Susan Chiavelli reading (Gravity, No Engines)
Susan Cochran reading I Have a Granddaughter
Lisa Gates reading Body Parts
Cami Helmuth reading Cloud Watching
Michelle Howard reading The Year I Failed Women's Studies
Tania Israel reading I Come From
Noah Lashly reading Straight to Gay
Tony Miratti reading The Killer in the Closet
Angie Swanson-Kyriaco reading Denial, Depression and Dysfunction: The 90's Edition

Bill B: Click Here for a Description and Bios

Megan Burwell reading Dear Megan Burwell
Anna Jordan reading I'm Gonna Need Backup
Rudi Lion reading Transported
Robert MacNeal reading Wooing
Kathy Marden reading Coming Home
Lesley Miller reading The Most Unexpected Year
Pauline Nelson reading Thereby Hangs A Tail
Marcia Orland reading Breakfast at Tiffany's
Jan K. Ruskin reading My Sexual Revolution
Cynthia Waring reading Smoky

TIMES
BILL A:

Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 pm

BILL B:

Monday, February 26 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 pm

TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Friday, February 23)
$20 for 2nd bill (If you purchased a ticket for one bill and would like to go to the other you may purchase a discounted ticket. Please call the box office to arrange)

(all stories and readers subject to change.)

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
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Nothing But Laughs

March 25 and 26, 2018
Speaking of Stories presents

Nothing But Laughs

A tribute to Jay Thomas

A tribute to Jay Thomas, one of our favorite performers! We are all definitely ready for some laughs and this show will absolutely provide them! Dan Gunther, Devin Scott and Rudy Willrich will be performing three of the great comedic stories that Jay Thomas graced our stage with.

Dan Gunther reading Jamaica by David Schikler
Devin Scott reading Dave and the Dentist by Stuart McLean
Rudy Willrich reading The Phone Message by Stuart McLean

(all stories and readers subject to change.)

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

Speaking of Friends

April 22 and 23, 2018
Speaking of Stories presents

Speaking of Friends

Stories of friends and friendship.

Meredith Baxter reading Proper Wolf by Ron Carlson
Joe Spano reading Take My Hand by John Roman
Michael Bernard reading Bar Mitzvah by Michael Bernard
Pamela Dillman reading Monster Ball by Anabelle Gurnitch

Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 PM
Monday, April 23, at 7:30 PM (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Friday, April 20)

(all stories and readers subject to change.)

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

Celebration of Stories

May 20 and 21
Speaking of Stories presents

Celebration of Stories

Inspirational, funny, poignant and moving stories, a free for all of great stories performed by fabulous actors!

Faline England reading The Lover of Horses by Tess Gallagher
Megan Holaway reading The Haunting by John Connally
Joe Spano reading One Quarrel by Ron Carlson

(all stories and readers subject to change.)

Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 pm
Monday, May 21, at 7:30 pm (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TICKETS: $28 general, $18 students and military, $18 Early Bird Special (Sunday matinee only, must be purchased by Friday, May 18)

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

This Project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using Funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture.

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