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Truth Be Told – A Night of Personal Storytelling Saturday, May 4, 2019

Truth Be Told – A Night of Personal Storytelling

  • Location: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 60045

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Join us for another spectacular night of Storytelling with Scott Whitehair Saturday May 4th in our John & Nancy Hughes Theater! You’ve enjoyed personal stories on NPR while sitting at your desk or driving home, but it simply can’t compare to the intimate experience of live, face-to-face storytelling.

Doors open 7:30 with live music.  Cash bar/concessions will be available for sale.

8pm Stories begin.

This event is co-produced by Scott Whitehair and Anne Purky.




Scott Whitehair is the producer of This Much Is True, one of Chicago’s longest running storytelling series, the creator of Story Lab Chicago, recently mentioned in Newsweek and Forbes, and the director of Do Not Submit, a citywide network of open mics. He has told stories anywhere someone will listen, including at Steppenwolf Theater, Second City, and The Woodstock Opera House, and on NPR, Sirius XM, and The Risk Podcast. Scott’s independent class has been selling out monthly for the last 5 years, and he is in demand as a coach and trainer. In 2014, he was the featured instructor at Hong Kong Story Week, headlined by David Sedaris, and recently taught a course at All Hallow’s College in Dublin. Scott is on the board of directors for The National Storytelling Network and will be performing at the National Storytelling Festival for the first time this October.




Anne Purky is a renegade mom of an astonishing differently abled daughter now in college! She is active in politics, disability rights, and advocates for the homeless with PADS in Waukegan & Zion. She studied film & writing at Northwestern and the School of the Art Institute and has jumped into the storytelling scene performing at Story Jam, Chicago Dramatists, Truth be Told, Beast Women, Ragdale, Story Lab and others. She’s a graduate of Lake Forest High School!  She resides on the North Shore where she chronicles entitlement with raucous glee!



Badass Librarians are an acoustic rock duo featuring musicians John Siegle and Erin Brush.  John’s masterful rock ‘n roll guitar riffs and Erin’s steady rhythm guitar and percussion back-up their vocal harmonies in an eclectic mix of classic and alternative rock tunes, along with some of John’s original songs.

Find out more at www.badasslibrarians.com






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