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The Moth Mainstage

November 22, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Five diverse, unscripted storytellers share first-person tales that honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience as The Moth Mainstage makes its McCarter Theatre debut.

The Moth was founded in 1997 by poet and best-selling novelist George Dawes Green, who, after moving to New York City wanted to recreate the summer nights he and a circle of friends spent sharing spellbinding tales on his Georgia back porch where moths were attracted to the light. From Green’s living room, where the first New York Moth event was held, events soon moved to larger venues throughout the city, then to other areas of the country and beyond.

Since 2009, National Public Radio has presented the Peabody Award-winning “The Moth Radio Hour,” hosted by 500 stations with more than 1 million weekly listeners. A weekly podcast offered by The Moth provides free audio of stories from live Moth events and has more than 500,000 weekly downloads.

For ticketing information, please visit the McCarter Moth Mainstage page.

This program is co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre Center.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


November 22, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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