Portable Intimacies

The Moth, that revolutionary godmother of live, true, told-without-notes storytelling series, takes over Zellerbach Hall for one night only in celebration of its first book: 50 True Stories. The Bay Area is humming with storytelling series, with new shows popping up each year, and all of them have been inspired by The Moth, whose Radio Hour is downloaded more than 15 million times a year. Between all of its programs, The Moth has presented more than 3,000 stories, often to standing-room-only crowds. As host Dan Kennedy told Mission Mission earlier this year: "Those unguarded moments that you would only get in years of friendship... you get to see that happen in five minutes at The Moth." In conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival, the theme for the evening is "The Big Bang." Humor and a heightened sense of humanity are guaranteed. Storytellers include MythBusters host Adam Savage, biophysicist Christof Koch, and congressional aide-cum-theater-artistic-director Gil D. Reyes. Kennedy will be there to host.

Mon., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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