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Event: This American Life Live

By Jac Kern · May 8th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
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Could anyone not enjoy This American Life with Ira Glass? The weekly, true storytelling public radio show with its quirky, adorable host has something for everyone — timely topics, laugh-out-loud (or cry-out-loud) anecdotes, thoughtful insight. This Thursday, Ira and Co. will present a live show at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, to be broadcast time in real time in hundreds of cinemas across North America.

Those who watched Showtime's television adaptation of TAL (or the live show presented in 2009) know how flawlessly the program can be adapted to incorporate visual elements with the standard unscripted storytelling format. But the live show is set to involve more than just interviews and animations. The live event will feature writers David Rakoff and David Sedaris, comedian Tig Notaro, Snap Judgement's Glynn Washington and Ira himself. Taking full advantage of the live, visual format, the show will also feature music by OK Go, a short film by longtime TAL contributor and comedian Mike Birbiglia, a dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company and much more to be seen. 8 p.m. at AMC Newport, Western Hills 14, Florence 14 and other local theaters. Thursday, May 10. $20. Find tickets and participating locations at www.thisamericanlife.org/cinema.



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