Snap Judgement LIVE put on an enchanting show last night at the new Eccles Theater. I have to say, being my first time in the building I was pretty blown away by the space. It's quite grand.
Storytellers pulled at our heartstrings, and took us with them across a twisted and dramatic emotional landscape, accompanied by both delightfully and hauntingly beautiful music from Bells Atlas.
I was moved by their narratives and laughed so hard at times my face still hurts today.
Brought my 12 year old along; he's a fan of the show. He laughed nearly as I hard as I did and had a great time. Even though as we both acknowledged, there was definitely a fair amount of content intended for more mature audiences than him.
So great to be introduced to Glynn Washington at the after party by that very same kid, who had wandered off to meet him on his own as I talked with another storyteller.
Getting to connect with fellow story lovers and tell each of the storytellers and musicians how much I appreciated their work and what they shared at the post-show reception was super fun too.
If you're not already listening to Snap Judgement on public radio (Locally on KUER Saturdays at 11am) or their podcast (iTunes + everywhere), I HIGHLY encourage you to check them out. And these storytellers. And the band. Such goodness!
Finally, thank you to @kuer901 for helping to bring them to our fair city and giving @thebeeslc some tickets to give away - the folks who got them could not have come otherwise and they were swooning!
Images // Starry ceiling of @ecclestheater, @bellsatlas, Host Glynn Washington, Storytellers Don Reed, Joyce Lee, Jen Kober, Jamie DeWolf, and James Judd, Standing ovation at the end, Yours truly and the man himself, Glynn Washington at the KUER afterparty.
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