Tonight I'm in the MAELSTROM (yes, the all-caps are part of the show title) -- the impovised story-telling portion of WNEP Theater's SKALD (ditto) story-telling festival. Five other contestants and I will tell 3-, 2-, and 1-minute improvised story, about topics pulled out of a hat. I'm a little nervous, but I think it's just that normal pre-improv show nervousness of "I don't know what I'm going to say," which is, at some level, the point.

8:00pm at the Chicago Cultural Center - Studio Theater, 77 E Randolph, Chicago.
Tickets $15.