April Theme : FRESH STARTS – Apr. 5

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For April’s show, we’re looking for your tales on Fresh Starts and New Beginnings….
Think about turning over a new leaf, the start of a new adventure or fleeing an old job, breaking old habits or taking on new ones. It could be a resolution you tried to stick to or starting a new business. As always, try to impress us by stretching the theme to fit your story!

When: April 5, 8pm
Theme: FRESH STARTS & NEW BEGINNINGS
BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

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Listen to more stories from February

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We were lucky enough to have Jim Keyes record and edit all the audio from last month’s show. Here are two more great clips from the evening on the theme “Love Actually”:

First, an open mic story about a whirlwind unrequited romance in Brooklyn from new neighbor Jen:

Then, master storyteller Jim tells us about the end of a young love:

Here more great stories like these on Saturday at March’s Pros(e) of Pie. Inspired by a famous conspiracy and murder on March 15, our theme is “Schemes & Betrayal”.  Get some of the last tix before we sell out: BUY TICKETS


Some stories from our last show

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To tide you over until the next PoP on March 15, enjoy these stories from February’s “Love Actually” theme.

First, we give a 5 min openmic story by Adele about an unorthodox way to find true love in the modern age:

Then, Susan, one of our featured storytellers (and two-time pie master!) shares a tale of a modern woman finding her modern love:


March Theme : SCHEMES & BETRAYAL – Mar. 15

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The snowdrifts are finally melting and tickets are going fast for March’s Pros(e) of Pie. Come find out why we’re the Hudson Valley’s most popular storytelling series before we sell out again!

When: Mar. 15 @ 8pm

Theme: SCHEMES & BETRAYAL

-  In honor of the Ides of March – the day Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of conspirators.  Have you been the victim of deception? Felt the pain of betrayal? Had you plans go awry or found yourself cheated?  Enjoy and share tales of woe and mischief

NEW: Due to popularly demand, we’ll have extra open mic slots – so get your 5 mins stories ready to share.

BUY TICKETS HERE!
***REVISED TICKET POLICY***
Online ticket-holders can enter at 7:30pm to get first choice seats and first pick of pies.  When online tickets sellout, there will be no door tickets. On the rare occasion we do not sell out, a limited number of door tickets may be available at the event beginning at 8pm. Please do not try to get door tickets earlier.

ENTER A PIE !

Admission is free if you bring a pie for our pie bake-off. Pies must be dropped off by 7:30pm. It makes getting set up easier and gives your pie the best chance for votes! And if your pie gets the most votes, you win a gift card and proudly bear the title of this month’s PieMaster!

TELL YOUR STORY !

If you’re interested in telling a storyemail co-producers Ivy Eisenberg  or Zak Shusterman for additional information and to schedule an audition.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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We hope you’ve got a good winter love story brewing today. While we gear up for tomorrow’s “Love, Actually” Pros(e) of Pie, take a peek at Google’s search page today. Each letter turns into a candy heart – but wait, there’s more! We almost missed that you can click on each of the hearts to hear true story from This American Life. Which will be your favorite?

Tickets still available!

Thanks to the endless waves of polar vortex, thundersnow, and sleet, we have a few tickets available for tomorrow’s show. Get them before yours before they’re gone again!
Click to buy tickets!

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Stay warm and see you tomorrow.


February Theme : LOVE, ACTUALLY – Feb. 15

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Tickets are now on sale for February’s Pros(e) of Pie, the Hudson Valley’s most popular storytelling series. Come find out why tickets sell out month after month. Come shake off the last chills of winter with stories and pie!

When: Feb. 15 @ 8pm

Theme: LOVE, ACTUALLY

-  Be inspired by Valentine’s Day, for better or worse! Tell us your stories about love – everlasting or unrequited, meeting your soulmate or an embarrassing missed connection. It could be love for your childhood pet, your favorite sweater, or favorite meal. Remember, all’s fair in love and…. actually.

BUY TICKETS HERE!
***DOOR/TICKET POLICY*** To facilitate our pie hungry crowds, please follow our entrance policy:   All tickets are sold online.  Online ticketholders will be allowed in at 7:30pm to get first-come, first-choice seats and first pick of pies. Only unsold tickets, if any, will be sold at the event beginning at 8pm. Buy your tickets early to avoid the crowds and get the best seats.

ENTER A PIE !

The pies entered in our bake-off are baked by members of the audience. Tempted to enter your creation for a chance to win a gift card? Just buy tickets early and try to drop your pie off before 7:30pm. It makes getting set up easier and gives you the best chance at votes and the prize!

TELL YOUR STORY !

If you’re interested in telling a storyemail co-producers Ivy Eisenberg  or Zak Shusterman for additional information and to schedule an audition.

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January recap

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January’s show was another sold-out hit, with some calling it the best PoP yet. We think all the show’s have been great but this one certainly included a wonderful mix of Big Chill-themed stories, emotions and reactions – exactly what our events are all about!

Big thanks to this month’s long-form storytellers- Jill Lifflander, Ivy Eisenberg, Cynthia Ehrenkratz, and Mike Witkowski – and congratulations to all of our brave open-mic’ers. It won’t be the same without your willingness to share your life’s stories with us.

Finally, double congratulations to the newly crowned Pie Master for January, Susan, whose chocolate caramel walnut tart won a $20 gift card to the recently opened Mrs. Green‘s up the street.  Her tart pleased our bellies as much as her open mic story had us cracking up. This is Susan’s second win and is part of  year long challenge of baking pies weekly (thanks to a lost bet). We’re hoping the rest of this story makes it to the PoP stage soon.

Stay tuned for the ticket release for Februarys’ show. Theme: “Love, Actually” on Feb. 15.


HAPPY NATIONAL PIE DAY !

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That’s right, Jan. 23 every year is National Pie Day. So says the Pie Council (yes, the Pie Council, and yes, we’re petitioning to join).

Of course, at Pros(e) of Pie we bring you pie day every month.  If you can’t join us for Saturday’s show (tickets sold out already), stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming shows:

Feb. 15 – “Love, Actually”

Mar. 15 – “Schemes & Betrayal”


January Theme : THE BIG CHILL – Jan. 25 (resched from Dec)

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December’s cancelled show has been rescheduled for Jan. 25. Get your tickets now for the Hudson Valley’s most popular storytelling series. Come find out why tickets sell out month after month. Come fight the winter cold with our pies and start the year off with your neighbor’s tales!

When: Jan. 25 @ 8pm

Theme: THE BIG CHILL

-  Be creative! Tell us tales related to the cold weather that’s setting in. Getting the cold shoulder. Or chilly family relations around the holidays. As always, even better if you have to stretch the theme to make it fit your story. Give it a try – we welcome first time storytellers at every show!

***DOOR/TICKET POLICY***
To facilitate our pie hungry crowds, please follow our entrance policy:
All tickets are be sold online.  Online ticketholders will be allowed in at 7:30pm to get first-come, first-choice seats and first pick of pies. Only unsold tickets, when we have them, will be sold at the event beginning at 8pm.
Buy your tickets early to avoid the crowds and get the best seats.  BUY TICKETS HERE!

PLANNING TO ENTER A PIE?

The pies entered in our bake-off are baked by members of the audience. Tempted to enter your creation for a chance to win a gift card? Just buy tickets early and try to drop your pie off by 7:30pm for the best chance at votes!

If you’re interested in telling a storyemail co-producers Ivy Eisenberg  or Zak Shusterman for additional information and to schedule an audition.

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CANCELLED SHOW

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Here’s a story for this month’s theme:

The big chill expected tomorrow has cancelled the Big Chill-themed show tomorrow night!

We don’t want your driving in the dangerous conditions expected to come with Saturday’s snow storm so, along with many of the area’s events, we’re canceling December’s Pros(e) of Pie.

Look out for an announcement about the rescheduled date as well as other Pros(e) of Pie dates for 2014.

Stay safe & warm,
the PoP team