Bucks County Playhouse Presents THE WORD OF MOUTH Gifts Story Telling Event

Bucks County Playhouse Presents THE WORD OF MOUTH Gifts Story Telling Event

Bucks County Playhouse's Storytelling Series continues this month and features Jamie Beth Cohan, a Washington Post writer, Rory Scholl, the producer of The Liar Show and James Braly, a two-time winner of The Moth GrandSlam. The Word of Mouth: Gifts Storytelling event will take place on November 16 with shows at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for a single ticket and are available at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or (215) 862-2121.

WORD OF MOUTH performances feature an evening of stories that take place in the intimate cabaret setting of Lambertville Hall, 57 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. The performers are some of the best storytellers from New York City's most popular storytelling shows including The Moth, The Liar Show, R!SK, Cake and many more.

WORD OF MOUTH: GIFTS -- This evening's topic will be widely interpreted with stories that may be about gifts: given or received, costly or free or maybe a distinctive strength or talent. The evening embraces stories conjuring memories of receiving all kinds of gifts, some that bring wonder why and curiosity, others that make the receiver feel like jumping for joy because it was exactly what was needed.

The evening will include stories from Jamie Beth Cohan (her writing has appeared in The Washington Post and TeenVogue.com); Michaela Murphy (her stories have been featured on NPR, Peabody Award winning The Moth Radio Hour, RISK! and TEDx); James Braly (first two-time winner of The Moth GrandSlam and a contributor to This American Life) and Rory Scholl (a comic and storyteller who produces the long running storytelling show, The Liar Show).

Please visit www.buckscountyplayhouse.org for additional casting information for the WORD OF MOUTH fall series and upcoming spring performances.

The Bucks County Playhouse Education Program serves children, teens and adults through a wide variety of programs. It aims to achieve artistic excellence in a community-centered environment, in continuation of the Playhouse's rich history of mentoring young people, contributing to the American theatre canon and fostering relationships between established and emerging artists.

Founded in 1939, Bucks County Playhouse has grown beyond its reputation as one of the Country's most famous summer theaters to a year-round Equity performing arts center in New Hope, PA. In addition to Main Stage programming, the Playhouse serves more than 1,500 children, teens and adults through a variety of education programs ranging from fully produced Youth Company shows, weekly and monthly master classes, Word of Mouth storytelling performances, and the Annual Student Theater Festival.

Bucks County Playhouse is a year-round, nonprofit theatre that has grown to a $6 million producing organization with an annual audience of over 73,000. Founded in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill, Bucks County Playhouse quickly became "the most famous summer theatre in America," featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli and remained in continuous operation until 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened after a multi-million-dollar restoration thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, and Broadway producer Jed Bernstein. This fall, the Playhouse will unveil a 4,000 square foot Delaware-river facing restaurant and bar expansion.

In 2014, Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman took the helm of the Playhouse, and today the Playhouse has reclaimed its reputation of attracting Broadway and Hollywood artists. Its productions of "Company" starring Justin Guarini, and William Finn's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" were named by Wall Street Journal to its "Best of Theatre" list for 2015. The 2017 season included four world premieres and audiences grew by over 34%. Box office record has been repeatedly broken by Signature Productions of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," "Steel Magnolias" directed by Marsha Mason, and "Guys & Dolls," "42nd Street" and "Million Dollar Quartet" directed by Hunter Foster. The creative teams who come to create new productions at the Playhouse are among the most talented artists working in the professional theatre today and relish the opportunity to work on the historic stage where Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, and Jessica Walter began their careers.

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