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Bucks Playhouse launches live online storytelling evenings

While in-person live performances are waiting in the wings, Bucks County Playhouse is inaugurating an online, streaming version of its popular story-telling series, “Word of Mouth.”

Held at 7 p.m. Sundays — live on Bucks County Playhouse’s Facebook page (TheaterBCP) — these events will bring some of the nation’s top storytellers and raconteurs to an intimate conversation with well-known storyteller Michaela Murphy, Bucks County Playhouse’s director of education. A recording of the events will also be available on the Playhouse website at following the live performances.

Titled, “Word of Mouth: Eavesdropping,” the Sunday, April 5 program featured five storytellers. National Public Radio’s Ophira Eisenberg (“Ask Me Another”) was co-host with Murphy.

They were joined on the program by David Crabb, Adam Wade, and Playhouse Producing Director Alexander Fraser. The theme for the broadcast was “Freedom.”

A recording of the event is available at
“As we face our stay-at-home time together, we think we all find ourselves trying to fathom the enormity of this pandemic on the one hand, while we ponder the sometimes-hilarious inanities of social isolation,” said Producing Director Alexander Fraser.

“We’ve been looking at ways that Bucks County Playhouse can help. We feel Michaela’s ‘Word of Mouth’ Storytelling Series may be a perfect tonic to let us feel connected in these challenging times.”

Murphy is a writer, playwright, storyteller and teacher. Her stories have been featured on NPR, Off-Broadway (Second Stage Theater), The Moth Mainstage (NYC and National Tours) and Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, The Liar Show, RISK! and TEDx, the Clinton White House and in The New Yorker.

Audiences wishing to join Murphy and company for “Word of Mouth” can join the Zoom webinar from the Bucks County Playhouse homepage or see it stream live on the Playhouse’s Facebook page at A recording of the events will also be available at following the live performance.

Information about guests for upcoming editions of the series will be announced shortly.