Story Extreme: Live Performance Storytelling Coming to Murphy’s and Galactic Panther in Alexandria

Tickets available for shows on Feb. 12 and 14. Hear entertaining and true stories 'taken 'to the extreme.'


ALEXANDRIA, VA-Do you love the art of storytelling?  Story Extreme, based in Bowie, MD., is coming to Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub (713 King St.) for a live show on Monday night (Feb. 12) and a second at Galactic Panther Art Gallery (1303 King St.) on Wednesday night (Feb. 14).

“At Story Extreme,” Director Stephanie Garibaldi says,”we help folks take their true-life stories to the extreme by providing free, expert coaching to everyone who steps up on our stage. If you too want to get in on the storytelling fun, take a look at Story Extreme’s upcoming themes on our website, find one you like and pitch away. Anyone can pitch—no experience required.”

Story Extreme is still new, having performed their 13th show last month, and Murphy’s will be a regular stop. Shows will be held on the second or Monday of every month. The upcoming show – Bringing Sexy Back: Stories@ Rediscovering Your Groove, Setting New Trends,& Keeping the Spark Alive – will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Hear eight stories and see the debuts of Tabbie Mann and John Escobar.

“Some stories featured on our stage are wildly funny,” Garibaldi says, “others are moving and thought-provoking, and all are well told from the teller’s own unique voice, plus all are absolutely true.”

It will be an entertaining night. Tickets are $15 HERE and $20 at the door. Seating begins at 6 p.m.

Two night’s later on Valentine’s Day, Story Extreme’s troupe will perform a second show at Galactic Panther Art Gallery. That show, Stupid Cupid: Stories @ Dating, Relationships, & All the Joy and Heartache Between, will run from 7 to 9.p.m. The website includes the following description, which reads, in part: This Valentine’s Day, do something different with universal appeal. Our Stupid Cupid show is guaranteed to entertain you while making you feel better about your own love life, whether you’re single or all booed up.” Tickets are the same price as the previous show’s and can be purchased HERE.

Below is a list of themes for future shows planned this year:

Mon., Mar. 18 – Smells Like Teen Spirit – Stories @ Teen Angst, Rebellion, & Growing Pains

Mon., Apr. 8 – They’re Playing Our Song: Stories Behind the Memorable Music in Our Lives

Mon., May 13 – Going Hard: Stories @ Obsessions, Crushes, & Addictions

Mon, Jun. 10 – Let the Good Times Roll: Stories @ Wild Partying, Getting Out of Control, or Finding Your Happy Place

Mon, Jul. 8 – I Dare You: Stories @ Rising to Challenges, Crossing Boundaries, or Breaking Free from Comfort Zones

Mon, Aug. 12 – Summer Lovin’ – Stories @ Vacations, Camps, & Goodbyes

Mon, Sept. 9 – Crossroads: Stories about Unusual, Life-Changing, or Irreversible Decisions

Mon, Oct. 14 — Howling at the Moon: Stories @ Cutting Loose, Getting Wild, or Shooting for the Impossible Dream

Mon, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day)– Oorah! Stories of Service, Life After Service, & Life with Those Who Serve

Mon, Dec. 9 — Partners in Crime: Stories @ People We Get into Trouble With (Told in Tandem. Meaning 8 pairs of storytellers)

This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Stephanie Garibaldi’s last name and clarify Story Extreme’s appearances at Murphy’s. They will appear on the second Monday of the month. New show dates have also been added as Story Extreme’s schedule has changed.

[SEE ALSO: Live Music Fundraiser Supports Center for Alexandria’s Children, Raises $140K]

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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