Now an annual community treat, eight skilled presenters, one with an added talent, will take audience members on numerous mental expeditions using only their voices, intonations and accents.
This year's event returns to Bethany Lutheran Church, 2051 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. on Nov. 16, running from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and celebrates the somewhat lost art of storytelling. The local event is part of a worldwide celebration of the art on that date.
Each year the group selects a theme to honor Ocean Beach, this year's being "Deep Waters, Still Waters." Stories told will be chosen from personal experiences, literary and folkloric sources.
Tickets are $15 at the door. The evening is best for ages 12 and up.
This year's lineup of tellers includes Aunt Li-Anne, Jim Dieckmann, Mindy Donner, Fred Laskowski, Marilyn McPhie, O.J.Mozon Jr., Pamela Reinagel and David Schmidt.
As an added treat, Reinagel will be singing, a cappella, entrancing and wrenching ballads about two Carolines who meet success or death by the sea.
Also new will be a wide array of related books up for grabs at a donation table.