Cocoon brings true stories to the stage, Nov. 3
The Mahaney Arts Center will host the live performance event Cocoon, inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon The Moth, on Friday, Nov. 3 at Robison Hall (live and streaming). Six hand-picked storytellers will share a diverse range of stories around the theme of “Playing the Long Game.” The audience is invited to a reception with the storytellers after the show.
This year’s storytellers will include: Middlebury students Youness Cheboubi ’24, Beckett Pintair ’24.5, and Hannah Alberti ’26; and Middlebury faculty and staff members Karl Lindholm, Mark Saltveit, and Raghad Sayyed. Middlebury Moth-Up producers Harper Nichols ’24.5 and Joseph Wilson ’24 will host, with Mahaney Center Technical Director Mark Christensen providing the musical interludes. This 11th annual community-wide event is co-organized by Middlebury Moth-Up students Kristen Morgenstern ’24, Ewan Inglis ’24, Rach Peck ’25, as well as Nichols and Wilson, in partnership with Mahaney Center Director Liza Sacheli.
Since 2013, Cocoon has brought students, professors, alumni, and members of the greater Vermont community together to tell stories on a given theme. The event has two rules: one, all stories must be true; two, no notes allowed. This event is presented with real-time captioning, and is appropriate for mature audiences.
Cocoon will take place at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall on Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for Middlebury College ID card holders; $8 for youth; and $5 for Middlebury College students. This event will also be streamed; streaming tickets are $15, or $5 for Middlebury College students. Both live and streaming versions will offer live captioning. For tickets or further information, call 802-443-MIDD (6433) or visit go.middlebury.edu/arts.
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