Scary Stories

October 26, 2017Doors open at 6pmShow starts at 7pm

Do you have a great story about the time something went bump in the night? A creepy neighbor? An urban legend that turned out to be true? Creepy, supernatural, ghosts, legends — see if you can scare our audience (or make them die laughing). Conjure, channel, craft and compose your story. Practice so you can remember it without the benefits of paper. Then practice it so you can keep it down to five minutes. Tell it to your plants but know that they are a tough audience. Revise. Rework. Curse your plants for not believing in you! Revamp. Finesse. Shave off another two minutes. Try again. Voila! Forgive your plants. Indeed, they helped you see the light. Come October 26 and put your name in the hat. If you are one of the lucky ones picked, you’ll have five minutes to entertain the audience with your tale of horror. Unpicked? Fear not, we’ll be doing this type of show again in Season 2. Maybe more than once! We’ll have an audience-judged winner at the end that wins bragging rights. Stories are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame (the mic actually gets turned off at 5:30), sticking to the theme, and having a story that has a conflict, crisis, and a resolution. Want some inspiration? Check out stories at TheMoth.org and listen for how the storytellers build up to a crisis in the story, and then signal the crisis with phrases like “I realized that,” “That’s when I knew,” “And just like that, everything changed,” etc. *Thanks to The Moth for the great ideas above. Music by The Salty Dogs $35/ticket (includes dinner & the show). Cash bar. Location:The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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The Salty Dogs

The Salty Dogs are a four piece band that enjoys playing and recording original country music. The Little Rock based band has released 3 full-length studio albums including their current EP – Too old to fight. The band was formed in 2003 and was named the “Best Original Band in Arkansas” by the Arkansas Times. Since then, the band has played countless shows sharing the stage with such likes of Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen, The Gourds, Pete Anderson, David Rawlings, Kinky Friedman, Junior Brown, Kelly Willis and many more. The band’s music has been featured on TLC‘s hit TV show, Trading Spaces, on the award winning Sundance Channel hit show, Rectify, and most recently the motion picture release, Valley Inn.

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