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.  Our Artistic Director, Maggie Mixsell, is currently working to rearrange what the April and May performances will include and these details will be announced shortly.

Bringing short stories to life as talented actors transform them from the page to the stage.

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

An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. Performers will range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time in their lives and as authors they will include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. The performances will range from scripted readings to storytelling.

Bill A:

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 My Dark and Snowy Night
Cami Helmuth reading Cloud Watching
Michelle Howard reading The Year I Failed Women's Studies
Tania Israel reading I Come From
Noah Lashly reading I Know How To Pick 'Em
Tony Miratti reading The Playhouse
Angie Swanson-Kyriaco reading Denial, Depression and Dysfunction: The 90's Edition

Bill B:

Megan Burwell reading Dear Megan Burwell
Anna Jordan reading I'm Gonna Need Backup
Rudi Lion reading Transported
Kathy Marden reading Coming Home
Robert McNeal reading Wooing
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)

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Nothing But Laughs

March 25 and 26, 2018
Speaking of Stories presents

Nothing But Laughs

A tribute to Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas was one of our favorite Speaking of Stories performers and we will begin our season with a tribute to him.  A collection of humorous stories that were performed by Jay Thomas. Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk! (all stories and readers subject to change.)

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

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Speaking of Friends

April 22 and 23, 2018
Speaking of Stories presents

Speaking of Friends

Stories of friends and friendship. Readers to be announced soon. (all stories and readers subject to change.)

Bar Mitzvah by Michael Bernard
Chilvary by Neal Gaiman
Monster Ball by Anabelle Gurnitch
The Ambien Diaries by Jen Lancaster

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)

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
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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!

The Haunting by John Connally
Wishing by Deena Goldstone
Refresh by Benjamin Percy

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)
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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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