The Moth Mainstage 2013
"On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts"
Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm
New Location! Byham Theater
101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Doors Open 6:30 pm; Program Begins 7:30 pm
The acclaimed storytelling group, The Moth, based in New York City, will return to Pittsburgh on Thursday, August 22, 2013, for a fifth annual appearance presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Once again the Moth Mainstage title theme features a Pittsburgh symbol or place: "On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts." In keeping with this theme, the new and larger venue at the Byham Theater puts The Moth closer to Pittsburgh's famous geographic "Point" than ever before.
Consistently a sell-out, each Mainstage show features five storytellers, a local musician to act as timekeeper, and a charismatic host. Read about the 2013 Moth Mainstage cast here.
Called "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by the Wall Street Journal, The Moth is an acclaimed nonprofit dedicated to the art of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than 10,000 stories by people of all walks of life via stage shows, weekly podcasts, and a Peabody Award-winning radio special, The Moth Radio Hour (broadcast locally on 90.5 WESA).
The Moth has been drumming up a surge of local followers over the past four years of performances, and this year's Moth Mainstage is sure to deliver another completely memorable night of raw and authentic storytelling.
This Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures special event is presented with support from the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation in partnership with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and sponsored by pair Networks, Six Penn Kitchen, Yelp. Media sponsors are Pop City and WESA 90.5fm. Tickets are available at www.pittsburghlectures.org, by phone at 412-622-8866, or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.