May 9th, 2018 at 7:30 pm – Stories of the Great Outdoors
The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Get back to nature with out newest installment of the Outburst, presented by A Public Fit. Grand adventures await you, each tale a true story shared by the person who lived it. So, strap on your hiking shoes and your stylist sun hat and let us be your guide through Stories of the Great Outdoors.
Below is our lineup.
Tim Cummings – Emcee
“A Flash of Light”
A tale of ancestral spirits – one that saved a life, one with a warning to chill the blood, and one that changed this storyteller’s life forever.
Timothy Burris is a Theatre teacher, Martial Artist, Actor, and Sculptor. He is the Artistic Director of Endless Productions and an instructor for the Rainbow Company. He is dedicated to the artistic movements of Las Vegas and will stop at nothing to see the people realize their dreams and aspirations.
“Does a Bear Stalk in the Woods?”
Two friends go backpacking in the Adirondacks during peak bear season. What could go wrong?
Clay Tyson is a climbing guide based in Mammoth Lakes, CA, presently escaping the long winter in Las Vegas (and Red Rock!). He has appeared in numerous plays in Mammoth Lakes and the Hudson Valley of New York, and has told a story at a Moth Story Slam in Philadelphia which he has described as one of the most frightening and exhilarating experiences he can remember.
“Riding the Rails”
A college sophomore hops a freight train for some excitement and a good story. He gets more than expected.
Scott McNulty is an environmental consultant that lives in Henderson with his wife, Rosamari. He loves outdoor activities of all kinds and the stories that go along with them. He travels extensively and enjoys socializing with friends and family.
A story of power, pain, and perseverance in the mountains, whereby a man loses his city, but finds himself.
Michael Kimm is an educator in the Clark County School District and has been a theatre professional for more than 25 years. He also currently serves as the Education Director for APF. In his spare time, he continues to scale sheer rock faces by his fingertips, confusing everyone that happens to see him, and prompting them to be concerned for his well-being. Past credits include Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, Elder Thomas in The Whale, and Dr. Horrible in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Love and thanks to Amy for a chance to stand in The Usual Place and share a story.
In 1979, while horse packing in the backcountry of the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Misty and her fellow adventurers are faced with a terrifying reality.
Misty Haehn grew up an outdoor enthusiast in Saint Petersburg, Florida where she was active in sailing, fishing, boating and exploring. She moved to Wyoming in the late 70’s and discovered the joys of camping, hiking, horseback riding, and the beauty of the west’s national parks. She began exploring the wonders of the desert southwest, in the late 90’s, after relocating to Las Vegas for a city planning job. After retiring, she took a storytelling class through the UNLV Olli program and began telling and sharing her stories. She is currently active in the Nevada Storytelling guild.
“Justice and the Colorado River”
Four academics decide to attack the rapids in a hard-bottomed boat. Nature has other plans.
Ken Kucan is a fifty-five-year resident of Las Vegas and taught English for forty-one years. Currently retired, he does as he damn well pleases, which includes performing locally. In recent years, he has been seen in A Christmas Carol at Lawry’s and in APF’s After the Revolution, A Summons from the Tinker… and Endgame. Working with this fine group of theater folk pleases him mightily!
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