Ira Glass, host of Public Radio International’s “This American Life”
Last Thursday I caught a cinematic presentation of the best radio show on the air, Public Radio International’s “This American Life“.
The hour and a half live show was broadcast from New York City to 400 theaters around the country including Seattle, Federal Way and Olympia.
Titled “Return To The Scene Of The Crime,” it featured a moving performance from The Stranger’s Dan Savage on rediscovering (in his own way) religion after his mother’s death, cartoons by Chris Ware, hilarious pieces by Mike Birbiglia, Starlee Kind and more.
It was a highly entertaining evening for me, and the others in the sold out downtown Seattle movie theater where I watched it.
Turns out Seattle wasn’t the only town that sold out. PRI has just announced that an encore performance will be staged on Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
"The great thing about this is that it lets me and the other performers in the show sneak into movie theaters to see if our jokes get laughs," said host Ira Glass, in the announcement. "And of course to see what our noses look like 8 feet tall. Also, people who couldn’t see the show because so many theaters sold out will now get a second chance."
Tickets are available at presenting theater box offices and at www.FathomEvents.com. Check the site for the complete list of presenting theater locations and prices.