See & Hear 'The Moth' Live in Durham on Thursday

Storytelling is as much an art as music, dance, sculpture or any visual medium. No one presents interesting, unique and true stories live better than the visionary radio show and podcast The Moth. The show's storytelling live tour stops in Durham this Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The tour will present compelling and stirring true stories on the stage of Fletcher Hall. Hosting the show is Ophira Eisenberg, a stand-up comedian and writer who lives in New York City. She is a regular host of The Moth StorySLAM and the host of NPR's quiz show, Ask Me Another. You can see — and more importantly hear — Ophira in action, telling the story of "The Accident" in the video below.

We spoke to The Moth producing director Sarah Austin Jenness for the cover story of this fall's ShowTime magazine.

“At a ‘live’ ‘Moth,’ storytellers walk a high-wire act, while everyone in the audience holds hands under the table -- like a net -- wishing him or her well,” Jenness said.

“There’s an energetic dance between the teller and the listeners in the room -- and the stories are not memorized, so they can truly be alive each time they are told. Listening to the story in audio, on the podcast or in the radio show, feels like the storyteller is telling the story directly to you; there’s an even greater intimacy in audio, in my opinion.”

We can't wait for Thursday. Get your tickets now.

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