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The Moth’s “Mainstage Show” comes to Charleston on April 25

The Moth, a national podcast with more than 1 million listeners per week, will offer its first “mainstage show” in Charleston on April 25 – a curated storytelling showcase in front of a live audience.

Watch as a storyteller stands alone in the spotlight, without notes, to tell stories that range from silly to serious to life-changing.

“You hear stories that you just don’t believe… You think, ‘Oh my God, and you’re here and you’re telling the story,’” says Ruby Cooper, a writer and comedian based in Charleston. She is involved with The Moth because she was a winner of another Moth program, the ‘story slam’ competition, where people line up to get on stage and compete for the best story.

“The stories are incredible. And there is something very magical about a quiet, large room. I told my story to an audience of up to 2,000 people. And it’s completely silent, no cell phone, nothing… People connect on this level of being with you.”

Charleston-based author Ruby Cooper tells her story “Fish Out of Water” during the Mainstage show on April 25.

Cooper became involved with The Moth because she was a winner of another Moth program, the “story slam” competition, where people line up to get on stage and compete for the best story. Cooper’s story amazed the creative team because of its uniqueness, said The Moth director Jenifer Hixson. So they brought her to the main stage show to further share that story.