Center Stage Theater presents

Personal Stories Group 2 Video

  • Jan. 01, 1970
Center Stage Theater
Personal Stories 2020 - The Quarantine Edition!
Group 2 Video

Back pre-lockdown we started the process for what we hoped would be an April Personal Stories performance.  We put out a call for local authors to submit short stories - true stories about themselves that they would perform. We received some fabulous stories, and then life took a giant turn for all of us. It has taken us a little longer than we expected, and the stories will be delivered a little differently than we expected - but the stories must go on!! We can't yet welcome you back to the theater for a live performance, but we can share these wonderful stories with you, and hopefully raise a little money to help keep the theater alive until we can all meet again. We are creating a series of videos, each with 5 stories, that you can purchase for viewing in the safe and soically distanced location of your choice!  The videos will be released over the next few weeks, so keep checking back and follow us on social media.  You purchase your ticket, we send you an email with a link, password and instructions. The password and link are only available for a limited time - just like a live performance. We are making the tickets pay-what-you-can.  Starting at a modest $10, (we know these are tough financial times for many) and going up in stages in case you have some extra cash and want to help the theater during these incredibly difficult times. We turn 30 this August, and we are determined to be here to celebrate and be ready for 30 more!

Tickets for all videos are on sale now, the Group 1 video was released on June 29 & Group 2 video will be released Monday 7/5. Additional videos will continue to be release on subsequent Mondays for Groups 3-5.  As with all things during the time of COVID, schedules may change due to unexpected circumstances. Follow our social media, or check our website for details. If you have any questions email us at  Due to quarantine we are not keeping our regular business hours in the office, so email is much more efficient for reaching us.
True stories, performed by their authors - funny, personal, touching and heartwarming. We promise there are no zoom meetings, mentions of quarantine or sourdough recipes, although a very cute Irish dog does make an appearance!
Group 2 – released July 6
Meredith Brace
Carolyn Butcher
Tom Hinshaw
Kathy Marden
Dale Griffiths Stamos
The End of Childhood by Meredith Brace
My story is about a life-changing event from my childhood.
When Words Fail by Carolyn Butcher
At a Town Hall meeting recently, Joe Biden commented that stuttering is the only handicap that people still laugh about and then went on to tell his personal story of how he coped with his own speech impediment: this is mine.
An Irish Pub by Tom Hinshaw
A dog provides an introduction to a most memorable evening on the Emerald Isle.
Lana Turner and Me by Kathy Marden
A teenage girl’s encounter with fame.
French Encounters by Dale Griffiths Stamos
Dale spent her university junior year abroad in Pau and in Paris where she learned a great deal about French culture, French language and... French men!

Other Videos in the Personal Stories series:
Group 1 – released June 29
Cody Minnick Free
Deborah Holmes
Tania Israel
Daniel M. Jaffe
Craig Ugoretz
Group 3 – coming July 13
Anne Bach
Cami Helmuth
Gary James
Noah Lashley
Group 4 – coming July 27
Peter Fox
Susan Keller
Laurie Lindop
Meredith McMinn
Marylove Thralls
Group 5 – coming August 3
Lisa Gates
Leslie Paxton
Linda Stewart-Oaten
Jonathan Young

TICKETS - Pay What You Can: 
$10 Video Ticket
$20 Video Ticket Plus (and help the theater buy some hand sanitizer)
$30 Birthday Video Ticket (with a little gift for the theater's birthday!)
$50 Patron Video Ticket (Wow you are generous and we love you!!!)

When you purchase your ticket you will receive an email confirmation and the video link and instructions. (if you purchase your ticket before the video release date you will get 2 emails - a confirmation and then a second one with the links.) Please email us if you have any questions or problems



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