Storytelling Arts of Indiana Presents Bil Lepp

Storytelling Arts of Indiana kicks off its Barnes and Thornburg Family Series this winter with Bil Lepp on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5. Storytelling Arts of Indiana strives to create family friendly fun and provide educational opportunities for Indianapolis kids. In their Barnes and Thornburg Family Series, they bring three storytellers to the Circle City: Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, and Peter Cook. Bil Lepp kicks off this Indianapolis education event this weekend with two very special performances. This Indianapolis entertainment is one of kind and preserves a rich tradition of oral storytelling.

Don’t miss Bil Lepp on Friday, December 4 at the Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. As a five time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, Bil Lepp has spun some pretty tall tales, some taller than Big Foot himself. Lepp travels the United States sharing his unbelievably funny stories with listeners of all ages. Lepp is a highly decorated storyteller, winning numerous awards including the 2006 and 2009 Parents Choice Approved Award, the 2008 NAPPA honors Award, a NAPPA Entry of the Week Award, the 2000 and 2008 Storytelling World Award Honors, and the 2000 PLA/ALLS Best New Books for New Adult Readers Award. So far, he has published four books and seven audio CDs.

Don’t miss this highly decorated writer on Friday, December 4, as he shares one of his most popular collections of stories: The King of Little Things. In this collection of stories, Lepp coaxes listeners to recognize and appreciate the value of the “small” things in the world. Lepp boldly shares the message that big is not always best, as his king of all the little things confronts and defeats the greedy forces of the universe. Also in the collection are two other stories titled Dimes, which helps children understand the value of money, and Candy Monster, which speaks to a number of childhood fears with grace and humor. Tickets to see Bil Lepp on Friday are $5.00 for Indianapolis kids ages five to twelve and $10.00 for adults.

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Leave your Indianapolis kids at home on Saturday, December 5 and come back for more Bil Lep, as he shares his humorous story Don’t Get Too Attached to Balloons. This humorist, author and recording artist shares some grown up humor with the Indianapolis people in his second performance of the weekend. Lou Harry of the Indianapolis Business Journal writes, “Bil Lepp – think Jeff Foxworthy with the comedic patience of Bill Cosby… It would be very difficult… to discern the structural difference between Lepp’s antic hunting story and Woody Allen’s classic, ‘I shot a moose once’ tale.” Tickets for Bil Lepp’s second Indy performance ware $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

For more information about either of these Indianapolis events, visit Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s website. As an Indianapolis nonprofit organization that makes large contributions to Indianapolis arts, Storytelling Arts of Indiana could use your support this holiday season. After taking a big hit in their annual financial budget, they could use some holiday cheer from the smiling Hoosier faces. While you are at their website, find out how you can get involved with this wonderful Indianapolis art organization.

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Bil Lepp
Friday, December 4 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 pm

Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202