Short Story Theatre to Host Evening of Storytelling, 2/13

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Short Story Theatre to Host Evening of Storytelling, 2/13

Short Story Theatre, a troupe of local writers and performers, presents an evening of storytelling at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 13, at Cellar Gate Wine Bar, 524 Sheridan Road, in Highwood. Storytellers include Denise Kirshenbaum of Wilmette and her story - "Maybe Boys Have the Right Idea," Eileen Donohue of Evanston telling us about a "Megatrip," and David Edler of Vernon Hills sharing his story, "Three Four."

Stories are approximately 10 minutes long, with a short break between stories to eat drink and tell your own stories around your table. Tickets are $10 at the door, plus 1 drink/1 appetizer minimum. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited: 847-748-8086. For more information:www.shortstorytheatre.com.

Denise Kirshenbaum has been writing since 2000. A one-on-one writing coach herself, Denise blends her writing experience with visual and production skills honed during a 20-year photography career to help clients of all levels achieve their writing goals. Her essays have appeared in literary journals, on the web, and in national magazines, including More.

Eileen Donohue studied with Nancy Beckett at the Lakeside Writing Studio for seven years, where she completed a first draft memoir about her family and her mother's terminal illness. "Now," she says, "it's on to the endless revisions." In the meantime, she also enjoys writing personal essays. She lives in Evanston with her husband, Gene, and their two children.

David Edler has an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University. He has worked at the Milwaukee Rep and the Hyde Park (NY) Shakespeare Festival. David has acted in off-loop productions of As You Like It, Working, The Fantasticks, and The 1940's Radio Hour, and has directed Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Larry Shue's one-act Grandma Duck is Dead. David comes from a family of educators (his father was a high school drama teacher), yet has found his career as a Business Development Director in the vision care industry.

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