Joseph Limone tells stories at Bridgeport’s Bijou Theater

Weston, Bijou Theater

Joe Limone of Weston is telling stories at the Bijou Theater.

Joseph Limone of Weston is very skilled at storytelling — “the world’s second oldest profession,” according to professional storyteller Danny Harris.

When people hear the term “storyteller” they may envision someone who reads or tells children’s stories, but that is not the case for Mr. Limone. An attorney by profession and a member of Weston’s Planning and Zoning Commission, by night he enjoys telling stories to adults (these are not children’s stories) in competitions and slams as a member of TheMoth.org, a storytelling group. He was recently featured as a storyteller on NPR public radio.

Mr. Limone has a big evening of storytelling on Thursday, Oct. 18. He is appearing at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport at 7:30 p.m., with two other storytellers, Adam Wade and Ina Chadwick.

The stories the three will tell are acted out, not read. Mr. Limone has been storytelling since the 1990s and particularly enjoys telling true stories about his childhood. He said storytelling is very popular in clubs and theaters, especially for comedians who want to keep their material fresh.

The storytelling event is being sponsored by MouseMuse at the Bijou. Tickets are $20.

For directions and more information, visit thebijoutheatre.com.

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