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You can’t make this stuff up ... said no fiction writer, ever. Mostly because they are pretty sure they can. But despite the twisty plot lines, similarities to our own lives and outta-nowhere narrative bends that authors, screenwriters and playwrights create in their minds, there’s nothing we connect with more than a dose of good old-fashioned, actually real reality. Local storytelling series Oral Fixation capitalizes on that with gusto, presenting local folks — just like you and me — onstage, telling their stories. This go-round, the theme is Silver Linings, an exploration of those times when everything goes to hell but somehow ends positively in one way or another. Featuring true-life pieces from Margaux Anbouba, Natalie Brandt, Bryan Dolgin, Ashley Porter, Sakina Rasheed, Karen Soltero and Drew Weininger, the show will commence at 8 p.m. on Monday in Hamon Hall at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St. Hear the upshot of a short detention at an Israeli airport, and an inspiring story involving a nasty flesh-eating bacteria during the performance, among other uplifting tales. Tickets are $25. Visit
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014


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