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Speak Up at CHS: Conflict

June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

The Connecticut Historical Society is excited to partner with Speak Up to bring their unique brand of engaging storytelling to our members and visitors. This summer and fall, CHS is exploring the consequences of war through our exhibit Facing War: Connecticut in WWI (on view May 22, 2018 – December 8, 2018). Fittingly, the theme for this Speak Up Performance will be “Conflict.”

We offer free admission to our galleries before the show from 7:00-8:00 pm. Complimentary snacks, wine, beer and soft drinks included. $15 CHS members, $20 non-members.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE UNTIL 5 PM, then available at the door beginning at 6:45 pm on the night of the performance.

Through December 1, CHS is collecting personal care items for military service members in partnership with Blue Star Mothers of America. Please pitch in by bringing an item. Learn more here.


Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and build a community of storytellers in Connecticut. Speak Up brings professional and amateur storytellers to stage to share true stories from their lives. Speak Up founders and producers Matthew and Elysha Dicks work closely with storytellers to help them craft their stories for the stage and teach storytelling workshops to storytellers at all levels.

Speak Up storytelling shows feature 6-8 storytellers who tell true stories from their lives on a predetermined theme. Shows showcase a blend of seasoned storytellers and people telling stories for the first time. Stories are 6-8 minutes in length. Shows are hosted by Speak Up producer Elysha Dicks, and storyteller and producer Matthew Dicks serves as one of the storytellers for the evening.


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