Two Chairs Telling: The Personal is Always Political?

01/09/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 Let's put two of the best storytellers, poets, spoken word artists on the stage for 80 minutes with the challenge "can you top this?" and let them explore the intersection between what and why.



January guests: Regina Carpenter & Joseph Scrimshaw


Her latest adventure in true confessions is "Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner"- stories of a seared childhood focusing on family as a recipe for disaster when you’re looking for comfort food! Regina Carpenter is a third generation St. Lawrence “River rat” who gleans stories from her eccentric, hilarious and decidedly offbeat family, the magnificent St. Lawrence River and her tiny hometown of Clayton, New York. Swift as a river in flood stage, Regi's stories run the course of original, heartbreaking and hilarious. These are crackling tales of a gloriously lived hard knock life with show tune vocal accompaniment. 



Joseph Scrimshaw is a Twin Cities based, critically acclaimed writer and comedian. Joseph has had multiple best-selling shows at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and BLB. His plays “Adventures in Mating,” “An Inconvenient Squirrel,” and “My Monster” (written with Bill Corbett) have been produced across the US as well as the UK, Peru, Bulgaria. He is currently a writer and performer for the Minnesota Public Radio show “Wits.”


As a comedian, Joseph has performed in Chicago, San Francisco, the middle of the Caribbean Sea, and various bars across the expanse of South Minneapolis. His first book, “Comedy of Doom,” was published in July and has sold better than he expected but not as well as it should, so go out and buy it. In his free time, Joseph plays the drums and enjoys watching his wife knit.


NOTE: Two Chairs Telling is a recipient of a Metro Regional Arts Council grant and as such - This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Wednesday January 9 at 7:00pm (doors 6:00) $8-$12 sliding scale

810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408