Stoop Storytelling, the popular series featuring locals telling stories about themselves, returns to Centerstage this week, July 9-11, for a series of live radio shows called "Baltimoored: Summer in the City."
According to Stoop organizers, the shows will "celebrate being stuck in Baltimore for the summer, waxing poetic (and comedic) about steamed crabs, sno-ball stands, duckpin bowling, Orioles baseball, and other famous (and infamous) local institutions.
You can also expect old-time comedy sketches and live music by Caleb Stine, Arty Hill, Ellen Cherry, and the 5th L.
It promises to be great fun, and WYPR will broadcast a two-hour program culled from the three shows on July 17th and 24th at noon and 7 pm.
Here's the stellar lineup of storytellers on tap for the three shows...
Thursday, July 9
Larry Doyle, author of "I Love You, Beth Cooper," the book-turned-movie
coming out in July; former writer on "The Simpsons"
Harriet Lynn, Producer/Artistic Director of Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium.
Lauren Bender, assistant teacher, artist, twin
Brian Wendell Morton, City Paper's "Political Animal" and sleight of hand artist
Susan Kim, writer
Friday, July 10
Katie O'Malley, First Lady of Maryland
Jon Aaron, teacher
Sheri Booker, ex-funeral home lady and poet
Wayne Larrivey, teacher and theater director
Amanda Krotki, senior producer, Baltimore.Metromix.com
Saturday, July 11
Rain Pryor, actress
Pamela White, Circuit Court judge
Michael Ziccardi, law clerk
Kelly Meekins, genetic epidemiologist
Clarke Peters, actor on "The Wire"
Stoop ickets are $20. There will be music and cocktails at 7 pm. The shows start at 8 pm.
[photo: Kirsten Beckerman]