Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Write Out Loud: Optimistic Stories by Mark Twain
Short stories are mini-dramas, made so by language alone. So, asked the founders of Write Out Loud, why not assemble a troupe and read them in public? That idea has grown into a popular event. These aren't staged readings with little advance preparation. Local actors rehearse a story as they would a script, emphasizing style and meaning. At the same time, however, all is subordinate to the word. As in the old days of radio, regular attendees often close their eyes and listen. Optimistic Stories reads some of Twain's happier pieces.
Worth a try.
- Cost: $17 - $20