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Jul 8th, 2017 (Sat)
  Kevin Kling, Hilarious Storyteller, Playwright, NPR Commentator

Kevin Kling describes his zodic sign as "Minnesota with Iowa rising . . ."

Kevin Kling is a well-known playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. His plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. He lives in Minneapolis.

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.

Kevin Kling describes his zodiac sign as “Minnesota with Iowa rising…” He grew up in Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, Minneapolis suburbs, and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater. His storytelling started when a friend from the now defunct Brass Tacks Theatre asked him to perform his stories. Since then, he has been awarded numerous arts grants and fellowships. The National Endowment for the Arts, The McKnight Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, The Bush Foundation, The Jerome Foundation and others have recognized Kling’s artistry. In 2014 Mayor RT Rybak named Kevin “Minneapolis Story Laureate”.

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2pm matinee; 8pm eve show
Admission  $23

Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock, Illinois 60098
815-382-5264
maystory@earthlink.net
woodstockoperahouse.com

Jul 14th, 2017 (Fri)
  Do Not Submit

Do Not Submit is a judgment and pressure free night for storytellers from zero to decades of experience to connect, share stories, and hone their craft. For the first time, we are making these true local events, in that each one will reach out to, welcome, and be run by people from the immediate community. Hosts: Margaret Burk and Peter LeGrand

Second Friday of the Month 6:30 pm Sign-Up 7 pm Stories!
Admission No cover

East Gate Cafe
102 Harrison, Oak Park, 60304
donotsubmitchicago@gmail.com
www.donotsubmitchicago.org