NPR’s popular 'Snap Judgment’ to bring live show to Tampa Theatre
For seven years, Glynn Washington has built a cult following as the host of NPR’s Snap Judgment, an experimental storytelling show, and on Sept. 29, you can see the tales spun live when it comes to the Tampa Theatre.
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Public radio station WUSF-FM 89.7, which airs the show on Saturdays at 1 p.m., expects the show will be a hot ticket when it goes on sale July 20.
Snap delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative. It was created and is hosted by Detroit native Glynn Washington, who has said his mission is to dare audiences to see the world through the eyes of another. It has featured some of the world’s finest storytellers on stage, backed by a live band. For the Tampa show, the troupe Bells Atlas will provide the signature musical backdrop the show is known for. The cast for the Tampa show is being picked now, a WUSF news release said.
A recent episode featured a family of polygamists telling their story plainly about why they live the way they way they do and how they manage a family of five wives and 25 kids. Another featured Snap regular James Judd in which the comedian recounted a childhood scheme to skip the seventh grade by feigning a demon possession, which he spread around to the other kids in his neighborhood through a puppet show based on the film The Exorcist.
Tickets for the Tampa performance begin at $35 and WUSF members will have first dibs during a pre-sale beginning July 17, using a checkout code provided by WUSF to members. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning July 20 for $42 and up at tampatheatre.org. A limited number of VIP tickets that include access to the private cast party are available for $125 each.
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