We are so pleased to host a special edition of the Truth or Lie, Chicago's only LIVE LIT show that showcases non-fiction and fiction stories and tellers, bridging the gap between storytelling and theater. Can you tell when someone is lying? Hosted by two-time Moth Grand Slam Champion Sarah Bunger, Truth or Lie is a Live Lit event featuring six story tellers spinning true or fictive tales and leaving the audience to wonder (and vote)--was this the truth or a lie?
Stories are funny, poignant and quick-paced! Customers who like The Moth Radio Hour on NPR and other live storytelling are going to love this event.
Tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets: $7.00 per person includes entry, a glass of wine, and special in-store discounts and giveaways. Don't like the internet? No worries, pick up the phone and call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880 and we can sell you tickets during one quick call.
If you have been with us for our previous Book Stall After Hours shows--It’s much the same format as Comedy Night, The Kates, or the You’re Being Ridiculous evenings we’ve hosted, meaning you'll laugh, you'll have fun, and you'll connect with friends, neighbors, and storytellers over the shared power of narrative.
Meet the Cast:
Our host, Sarah Bunger, grew up in one of the smallest towns imaginable outside of Dayton, Ohio. In addition to directing the Community Engagement program at a school in the city, she hosts Truth or Lie Reading Series, which is generally the first Sunday of the month at Firecat Projects. She has been a featured teller at You're Being Ridiculous, Story Jam, First Person Live, This Much is True and WBEZ's New Year's Eve celebration. She is a two-time Moth Grand Slam Champion and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and podcast.
Paula Carter, whose essays have appeared in The New York Times, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere, is based in Chicago, where she is a part of the live lit community and is a company member with the storytelling group 2nd Story. She teaches creative writing at Northwestern University.
Kevin Gladish has been telling true stories onstage in Chicago for a number of years and lying about all kinds of stuff since he was a kid. He has performed at You're Being Ridiculous, Story Sessions, This Much is True, Story Club, That's All She Wrote, and The Moth Grand Slam.
David Himmel’s books include The Last DJ and A Camp Story. His short stories have been published in literary collections and magazines, and he is the co-editor of the literary digital magazine Literate Ape. Himmel co-wrote the forthcoming short film Enter the Mollusk, was head writer on the award-winning web series Greetings! From Prison, and is the former editor in chief of Chicago Health magazine.
Annalise Raziq sings professionally in a variety of venues, most recently with the Americana band “Annalise and the Backsliders.” She is a three-time Moth Story Slam winner and has had a story featured on public radio’s The Moth Radio Hour (and available on the podcast). She has also told stories for Risk!, Story Jam, This Much Is True, Story Sessions, the Boston Palestine Film Festival, and the Palestinians Podcast. Her solo show "I Know A Place," a memory play with a live band onstage, was part of Chicago's 2017 Fillet of Solo Festival.
Karen Shimmin is a writer, performer, and plant hoarder. She co-hosts Essay Fiesta, a monthly reading series at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, as well as All Write Already!, the “completely unpretentious” literary podcast, which is currently in hibernation.
Vincent Truman, the host of the interactive Truth or Lie game during Intermission, is an author, illustrator, director, musician and actor. In fact, if there is no money to be made, Vincent is there. He has recently co-written and directed a comedy film entitled "Enter the Mollusk" which will be debuted on Amazon Prime. He also happens to be married to Sarah Bunger!