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Truth Be Told – A Night of Personal Storytelling Saturday, November 2, 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 Saturday November 2nd 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 from Badass Librarians.  Cash bar/concessions will be available for sale before the show and during intermission.  Help us “Toast the Tellers” at our after-party!

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.


Anne Purky has burst on the storytelling scene talking about the dark side of a privileged upbringing, stirring up trouble on the North Shore and being a renegade mom of an astonishing differently abled daughter. She studied film & writing at Northwestern and the School of the Art Institute. She is active in politics, disability rights, and advocates for the homeless with PADS in Waukegan & Zion. Anne’s performed at Story Jam, Chicago Dramatists, Truth Be Told, Beast Women, Ragdale, Story Lab, Pour One Out and others. She resides in Lake Forest where she chronicles entitlement with raucous glee! She recently debuted her solo show, My Michelin Guide To Psych Wards, at Fillet of Solo Festival.





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The 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 ranging from The Beatles and Kinks to Jack White and Cage the Elephant, with several of John’s own originals mixed in. When they’re not rocking the band scene, they unplug as the Badass Librarians and together they’ve taken their acoustic interpretations of a wide and varied selection of rock songs and made them uniquely their own.




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