This American Life Live! in Great Barrington
On Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 8pm, This American Life will re-broadcast an episode they performed live on stage in New York City and beam it live to more than 500 movie theatres around the country! New England Public Radio is pleased to present this second delayed screening at the Mahaiwe Preforming Arts Center in Great Barrington.
The show will feature stories by Ira Glass, writer David Rakoff, comic Tig Notaro and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington, plus live music by OK Go. It'll also include things you could never do on the radio, like a new short film by Mike Birbiglia, dance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, original animation, projected illustration and more.
They did a show like this in 2009, and 50,000 people came out to see it. A lot of people asked us if they would be doing it again. So yeah, they're doing it again!
Ira Glass writes:
“I saw this amazing dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes' company, and I thought - that is totally in the style of our radio show. But obviously you can't have dance on the radio. Then I realized, we have to do another cinema event! We've built this lineup of stories mixed with super visual things, including the dancers I saw, so it's going to feel like the radio show but also totally unlike anything we've done before. I really can't wait to see how it turns out.”
For tickets to the event, please visit the Mahaiwe website.