Historical Society to present storytelling performance

The Greenwich Historical Society has a “Mixed Bag” in store for their upcoming Story Barn performance, taking place Friday, Feb. 22.

The performance will be the culmination of a workshop led by performer and comedienne Bonnie Levison where would-be raconteurs study how to craft and deliver a compelling tale based on personal experience. During the workshop leading up to their Story Barn performance, participants learn about the principals of storytelling and the development of ideas, then craft the arc of their stories and fine-tune their presentation skills for the final performance.

The theme for the “Mixed Bag” performance will showcase the diversity of the workshop performers and their stories. According to emcee and coach Ms. Levison, “The old maxim that everyone has a great story to tell has never held truer than in our own community. You’ll be touched, surprised and thoroughly entertained.”

Ms. Levison has been performing standup comedy and storytelling on a wide variety of stages for many years. She is a storytelling instructor for MothShop, the community and corporate education program for The Moth, a nonprofit organization based in New York City dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. She also founded the Nantucket Comedy Festival.

Doors open for the Story Barn show at 7 p.m. Performance begins at 7:30 at the Greenwich Historical Society Vanderbilt Education Center. The cost for members is $15 and $20 for nonmembers. Beer, wine and light snacks will be served. To reserve a space for the performance, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10, or visit Greenwichhistory.org. Space is limited.

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