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NPR Legend Brings One-Man Show to Plattsburgh

This fall, you don’t have to gather around bonfires to hear untold stories. You can do it in the comfort of a theater seat with dramatic lighting shining from the crystal chandelier above. At The Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, Ira Glass will take center-stage to talk about the American tales he’s uncovered. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to create Glass’ multiple award-winning shows, “This American Life,” then don’t miss your chance for an evening with him. In “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass,” organized by North Country Public Radio, Glass gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes…

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This fall, you don’t have to gather around bonfires to hear untold stories. You can do it in the comfort of a theater seat with dramatic lighting shining from the crystal chandelier above. At The Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, Ira Glass will take center-stage to talk about the American tales he’s uncovered.

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to create Glass’ multiple award-winning shows, “This American Life,” then don’t miss your chance for an evening with him. In “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass,” organized by North Country Public Radio, Glass gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into creating the show and brings it to life by mixing stories from the show live on stage. Offering a Question & Answer session, the one-man show is an opportunity for the audience to learn about him. “It is a world-class show being brought right here to Plattsburgh, which is absolutely fascinating,” says June Peoples, membership director at NCPR.

Inviting the kingmaker of public radio was a must. The versatile host has a knack for telling the stories of everyday citizens in an everyday voice, which is on par with NCPR’s work, says Peoples, who find beauty in Glass’ stories. “The rich way he is able to tell stories through “This American Life” is something that would interest anybody,” she says.

“Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” is held at the Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh Oct. 3, 2015, at 8 p.m.

Issue 5: Summer/Spring 2015

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