Stories flow by the glass

Storytellers welcome an audience in for an intimate night of tales, as they enjoy a few ales, in support of the Spoken Word Festival.

Storytellers David Radford

What happens when you walk into a conversation between three intoxicated local performers, known for their entertaining bantering in real life?

Find out at Intrepid Theatre’s Stories by the Glass on Nov. 28.

The intimate show — only 50 tickets to be sold, is a fundraiser for the annual Victoria Spoken Word Festival, held each March. Artistic director Missie Peters came up with the idea after seeing the three well-known local performers, Ian Case, Dave Morris and David Radford, interact in real life numerous times.

“Whenever these guy are together, they are always one-upping each other with their stories,” Peters said. “I then thought, ‘I wanna see these guys on stage.’”

There is no script and no direction, other than having to be on stage and drinking an hour before the show starts. Peters wants the audience to feel like they are stepping into the middle of a conversation between three outgoing and comedic chums as they story-tell, laugh and feed off each other’s material.

“Stories by the Glass isn’t about watching men get trashed on stage,” Peters said. “It’s about the wonderment that comes out of breaking bread together, stuff you share together over drinks. I’m really interested in the storytelling aspect of it.”

After the theatre performance, attendees are invited to come along for the second half of the of the show, an after-party at Veneto.

“I would love to see everybody go over and keep that conversation going,” Peters added.

Tickets are $25 and available at the Intrepid Theatre or ticketrocket.org. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The next Spoken Word Festival is March 4-9, 2014 and the theme will be “Inside Story,” with workshops exploring storytelling.

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