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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra


Kimmel Campus Presents

The Moth Mainstage

Flirting with Disaster

Oct 21, 2023
7:30 PM

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The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. As an organization, it celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience. This curated live event features five storytellers who share true stories on an array of topics, creating an experience that is intimate, inspiring, captivating, theatrical, and enlightening.  

The Mainstage is the quintessential Moth experience: a two-act show, featuring a musical act, where the storytellers and a notable host share true, personal stories - without notes. 

Hosted by Jon Goode, experience a night of unforgettable Moth stories from the razor's edge. Taunting fate and laughing in the face of danger. Close calls, brazen stunts, or death-defying heroics. Dancing to close to the fire, grazing the flames or magically escaping unscathed. 

The Moth is a nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. For 25 years, The Moth has presented over 40,000 true stories, told live, without notes, to standing-room-only audiences and virtually around the globe. Renowned for showcasing a broad range of human experiences, The Moth produces approximately 600 live and virtual shows each year and has an ongoing presence in 28 cities worldwide. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students, teachers, adults and advocates around the world through its Education, Community and Global Programs, and MothWorks, which uses the essential elements of Moth storytelling as an empathetic communication tool. 


“The most trusted name in storytelling.”– Time Out New York

“The Moth is an addictive podcast featuring real people sharing stories from their own lives.” – Today Show

“When it comes to engaging and brilliant storytelling, The Moth never disappoints. Moth performances are the go-to for anyone who has ever wanted to hear the best of the art of storytelling.” – Forbes

Miller Theater

(Formerly Merriam Theater)

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with intermission

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