FREDONIA - WBEZ-Chicago's hit radio show, This American Life, comes to the Opera House live in high-definition Thursday at 8 p.m. Host Ira Glass and the show's popular contributors present their usual stories, along with things you could never do on the radio - things such as dance, animation, video projection and more.
Broadcast live via satellite from NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, this event will feature stories by host Glass, writers David Sedaris and David Rakoff, comedian Tig Notaro and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington. Together, they will perform a live stage version of the radio show, centered on the theme "the invisible made visible." The event also will feature a new short film by Mike Birbiglia, live music by OK Go, a dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes and Company, original animation and illustration, and special guests.
Tickets to This American Life are $15 and may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 679-1891, Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. They also may be purchased online any time at www.fredopera.org.
This performance is part of the Opera House's Live in HD series of events. It is made possible, in part, with support from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County.