Evenings of story-telling could be done in any town. Mine has a population of only 20,000. This kind of event does not require an enormous metropolis. Classical Athens was tiny by modern standards. What it had were traditions, an audience, occasions.
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Downtown storytelling group The Moth made their Town Hall debut Wednesday night with a thoroughly moving show celebrating the timeless nature of this simple art form and the life of monologist Spalding Gray.
When I'd seen SpeakeasyDC's call for stories of love, misguided or otherwise, I knew I had plenty to say about misguided love. But I had not signed up to boogie in public, nor had I focused on the "notes not allowed" edict.
The Moth thrills through words, specifically by bringing people together who have great stories to tell. Their last mainstage show on Tuesday, "Saints and Sinners," featured five stories mostly about minor but amusing sins.