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March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Roadhouse Storytellers features nationally renowned storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin in a one-man show starting at 7 PM. There is no cover charge, but there will be a hungry tip-bucket. Meals and drinks are available before and during the show.
With a manic, Silly Putty voice, hilarious, heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably the greatest in the world), Andy Offutt Irwin (andyirwin.com) has been described as “The Marx Brothers meet Eudora Welty.” Along with being a vagabond storyteller, Andy is a keynote speaker, professional whistler, theatre director, songwriter, comedian, newspaper columnist, camp counselor, and Shakespearian actor. His appearances have taken him across the U.S., including the Library of Congress, Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center, and LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York (The FAME! school). Irwin is a recipient of the National Storytelling Network ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. Andy is a perennial favorite of the Teller-in-Residence Program at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and he has been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival nine times (as of 2017). Andy has held a few almost-real-jobs that include: Artist-In-Residence in Theatre at Emory University’s Oxford College from 1991 to 2007. (He continues serving at Oxford as Artist-in-Just-Passing-Through).
“…Irwin is charismatic and engaging, his voice full of expression, which he enhances with an array of impressions and self-generated sound effects. Listeners will find themselves instantly drawn in, grinning and laughing along.” AudioFile
“A fiendishly clever union of Tom Lehrer’s topicality… cut with Bobby McFerrin-style mouth music. Andy Offutt Irwin’s shows are good quirky fun!” The Atlanta Journal / Constitution