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Story Club

  • Bryant Lake Bowl 810 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)

Doors at 6:00, show begins at 7:00 PM
Price: $6-$12 sliding scale
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Story Club strolls leisurely into March at the Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater on Thursday the 23rd. Please join us for an evening of food, drinks, and magnificent stories and tellers. This month, we shall feature Patricia Enger and Amy Salloway!

Story Club features both an open mic segment and a curated selection of stories from invited performers. Our stage showcases stories, like a slam, but with a more welcoming structure - no judges, no scores. 

Story Club Minneapolis is spearheaded by hosts Jamie Amy Ann and Sam Ferree. Before each show, the host, whoever it may be, invites audience members to sign up for a raffle for one of four open mic slots. The show itself is the perfect mix of spontaneity with live theater thrills.

Patricia Enger was born in Jackson, a small town in far Southwestern Minnesota. Connected at a very young age both spiritually and artistically to her Catholic religion, when she approached her priest as a young girl regarding her future as a nun, she was told in no uncertain terms that such a life would not be the best choice for either her OR the Church; "You will set the Church back 400 years," was the priest's reply. Her memories of small town life are fodder for many of her stories. She has been blessed in having the opportunity to travel the world and loved her life involved in the "art world;" she curated her former husband's exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world from Minnesota to Tokyo and Seoul. Patriciapainted large portraits of Saints until she became allergic to paint so now she is a patron rather than a participant in the world she loved. An actor and model, Patricia spends a great deal of her time wandering about in her "new" small town, the Skyways of Minneapolis. 

Minneapolis actor/writer/storyteller Amy Salloway is a longtime fan of that Venn Diagram spot where theatre, human psychology, and social justice overlap, and her writing and performance have often focused on the struggles and issues she knows best – body image, bullying, dysfunctional relationships, and hidden disabilities. Her autobiographical solo plays -- “Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?,” "So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!,” and “Circumference” -- have toured to and won awards at theatre festivals, colleges and communities across the US and Canada, earning her reviews like “achingly honest and hysterically funny” and “the voice for all of us who were picked last for kickball.” Amy has also contributed personal stories to radio programs on MPR and CBC, and the national podcast “Risk!,” and she’s a frequent performer on just about every story-inclusive stage in the Twin Cities. 

Earlier Event: March 22
OUTspoken Queer Open Mic
Later Event: March 23
REAL SHIT Comedic Storytelling Show