Fairfield University’s Quick Center presents an encore screening in High Definition of This American Life- Live! hosted by Ira Glass at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012. The original broadcast and performance took place on May 10, 2012, at the Skirball Center at New York University in New York City. It is being presented by WBEZ Chicago and BY Experience in collaboration with Public Radio International. Ira Glass is the well-known host of WBEZ Chicago’s critically acclaimed radio show This American Life, a weekly hour-long radio program that debuted in 1995 on WBEZ Chicago, and broadcast to 500 radio stations reaching 1.7 million weekly listeners.
This American Life- Live! features stories by writer David Rakoff, comedian Tig Notaro and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington. Together they perform a live stage version of the radio show, centered on the theme “The Invisible Made Visible.” The performance also features a new short film by Mike Birbiglia, live music by the rock band and YouTube sensations OK Go, a dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, original animation and illustration, and special surprise guests.
"I saw this amazing dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes' company, and I thought - that is totally in the style of our radio show," said host Ira Glass. "But obviously you can't have dance on the radio. Then I realized, we have to do another cinema event! We've built this lineup of stories mixed with super visual things, including the dancers I saw that night, so it's going to feel like the radio show but also totally unlike anything we've done before.”
Tickets ($20, $15 for students and seniors) are available through the Quick Center: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396).
Come see and hear a radio show come to life, with Ira Glass at the helm.