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Flick Lit Brings Cinematic Storytelling To The Logan Theatre

By Joel Wicklund in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 9, 2015 8:13PM

2015_10_Flick_Lit.jpg For some people, movies are little more than a diversion, but for many of us, movies and life intermingle in an emotional stew that can be either cathartic or downright unhealthy.

A new movie-themed storytelling performance series at the Logan Theatre looks to explore that messy stew. Flick Lit: Reel-to-Real Storytelling for Movie Lovers will showcase writers and performers sharing personal tales inspired by films that, as their press release states, "have shaped their lives, for better or worse." Organizers promise stories in the vein of This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour.

The series launches at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, with four storytellers. Eileen Tull will perform a portion of her one-woman show about the perils of dating and an obsession with Harrison Ford. Sharon Glissy will recount how her divorce relates to the disturbing horror film, Possession. Gregory Ledger will talk about how the Bette Davis classic, Now, Voyager, inspired him. And Laura Scruggs will make some obscure picture called The Wizard of Oz (Google it) the centerpiece of her segment. Clips from the featured movies will play before each performance.

In addition to the stories, there will be music performed by Tirzah Manley, a debate between Kirk Kicklighter and Jake Scruggs over the merits of The Sound of Music, and an audience movie trivia contest. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated.

Flick Lit is scheduled to be ongoing at the Logan on the second Wednesday of each month. More details can be found here.