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Truth Be Told: A Night of Personal Storytelling Saturday, July 11

Truth Be Told: A Night of Personal Storytelling Part of the Storytelling

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

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Join us July 11th for a fabulous night of storytelling in our John & Nancy Hughes Theater.  Many of you have enjoyed personal stories on NPR while sitting at your desk or driving home, but it simply does not 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 before the show and during intermission.  Grab a drink, grab a seat and enjoy live music while you wait for the start of the show.

Teller meet & greet after.

8pm Stories begin!


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Scott Whitehair is a storyteller, producer, and teacher from Chicago,IL.  He is host of This Much Is True, the city’s longest running monthly storytelling series, creator of Story Lab Chicago, recently mentioned in Forbes and Newsweek, which has put 600+ new and first time tellers on stage since 2011, and director of Do Not Submit, a citywide network of open mics with the goal of creating empathy among neighbors. He tells stories anywhere someone will listen, which has included Steppenwolf Theater, The National Storytelling Festival’s Exchange Place, and on NPR and The Risk Podcast. Scott teaches a perpetually sold out monthly class, and trains corporations, non-profits, and individuals to find their voices. In 2014, he was the featured instructor at Hong Kong Story Worthy Week, headlined by David Sedaris.


Enjoy pre-show musical entertainment by Dumble!


Spencer Schmid is a singer/songwriter who was raised in Lake Bluff and is currently based out of Chicago. He’s recorded a solo album along with a split release with a hometown friend.  He’s been playing guitar since he was seven years old and writing and recording his own music since he was 14. His music can be found online  at spoontunes.bandcamp.com and you may find him at the Lake Bluff Farmer’s Market in the summertime!

This program may contain mature content

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