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Doors open at 7:15pm. Show starts at 7:30 promptly

Love and hate are the ends of the passion spectrum, and often, there's a point at which what goes around, comes around... love into hate or vice versa.
What life experiences have you had that were, at one end, lively love, but at the other, burning hatred?
Have you ever experienced a violent loathing suddenly transformed into, if not exactly, passionate love, maybe compassionate sympathy? What was that all about?
What love do you have that enables you to tolerate or even enjoy more minor hatreds?

Featuring the Write Yourself Free Players and Special Guests

True Tales Told in 8 minutes!

$15 (includes wine & cheese)


HEY What a great date night.

HEY what a great night for singles.

HEY what a great night for the community. LET'S PARTY.

NEWS: Write Yourself Free Keeps Storytelling Alive & Laughing at The Seabury Center

The ground swell of recent popularity of storytelling was taken to yet another level by Write Yourself Free Productions last Friday night at the Seabury Center in Westport. Having burst at the seams at the Red Schoolhouse location, the theatrical aura at the Seabury not only heightens the performance of each of this eclectic troupe of storytellers but also the expectations of the ever growing audience...and they got it!

The storytellers cut from all walks of life from the Norman Rockwell mom (MaryJo Scott), a former actor and novelist,

Tai Chi teacher(Bill Wrenn), business entrepreneurs and yes, even a professional storyteller from The Moth. But wait, blink twice and the mix will change next month. The queue for truly talented "tellers" wanting a slice of the stage runs deep. Patrick "MC" McCord expertly riffed on the stories quoting from such disparate writers as Bob Dylan and Hegel.

"A great way to spend a Friday night. Why go to the movies when you can be entertained by stand-up comedy quality material mixed with heart-felt stories of real life," said Kelly Fermoyle storyteller from SoNo.

58 people enjoyed a party-like atmosphere in the charming stone chapel.

"It's such a fun night that we have great word of mouth," said co-founder and now producer Tish Fried.

Most storytellers are new to the art honing their craft through the Write Yourself Free process like Westporter, Bob Marcinuk who didn't listen to his inner voice as he was standing at the alter and knew he should marry his best-lady not his bride. Others like Bonnie Levinson, is an actual storytelling instructor with the MothShop in New York and is co-founder of the Nantucket Comedy Festival. John O'Hern, an actor and writer, as well as a storyteller, entertained us with his tale of poor Marie, or how he managed to avoid a beating. Kelly Fermoyle, a child mime, went deep talking about her dream that her ailing father would receive a new heart on a specific date and her attempt to travel half way across the world to get to him in time. Betsy Wrenn of Norwalk is already known for bringing the humor and she delivered: every job she was fired from... well, let's just say don't mess with her or your house might burn down!

Two Staples High School students, hired to film the event were overheard saying: "This is fantastic! Not at all what I thought it would be." High praise from teenagers!

Ex-New Yorker, Jeffrey Klomberg expressed an opinion shared by others, "This is better than the Moth."

Alena Murphy of Wilton, a repeat audience member and a writer said, "At a time when so much seems to divide us, stories connect us by transcending these differences and reaching our common humanity. We all need

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  • Eleanor D.

    Great storytelling and a great way to spend a Friday night.

    May 12, 2012

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