While in-person live performances are waiting in the wings, Bucks County Playhouse is inaugurating an online, streaming version of its popular storytelling series Word of Mouth. Held on Sundays, at 7 p.m. – live on Bucks County Playhouse’s Facebook page (TheaterBCP) – these events will bring some of the nation’s top storytellers and raconteurs to an intimate conversation with renowned storyteller Michaela Murphy, Bucks County Playhouse’s director of education.
Entitled Word of Mouth: Eavesdropping, the Sunday, April 5 program will feature five storytellers. National Public Radio’s Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another) will co-host with Murphy. They will be joined on the program by David Crabb, Adam Wade and Playhouse producing director Alexander Fraser. The theme for Sunday’s broadcast is “Freedom.”
“As we face our stay-at-home time together, I think we all find ourselves trying to fathom the enormity of this pandemic on the one hand, while we ponder the sometimes-hilarious inanities of social isolation,” said Fraser. “We’ve been looking at ways that Bucks County Playhouse can help. We feel Michaela’s Word of Mouth storytelling series may be a perfect tonic to let us feel connected in these challenging times.”
“I am thrilled that Ophira is going to join me this week as co-host. She is not only a favorite storyteller among storytellers, her easy rapport as a popular host has made her a standout for both audiences and guests on her show,” said Murphy. “And thanks to the technology we are using to stay connected, we are able to reach out to our friends and storytellers all over the country to create this amazing roster of talent to appear on this new series.”
Audiences wishing to join Murphy and company for Word of Mouth can join the Zoom webinar from the homepage of bcptheater.org/, or see it streamed live at facebook.com/TheaterBCP. Information about guests for upcoming editions of the series will be announced shortly.