Extending the Thanksgiving celebration into the Saturday evening, Northern Virginia’s Better Said Than Done (BSTD) presents a story-telling event aimed at bringing amusement and insight. It is “Thanksgiving: Stories of Gratitude, Grace and Gravy.” Providing audiences with an option, there is an opportunity to see the BSTD show either in-person or streaming.
“Thanksgiving is about gratitude, about being thankful. And those of us who have made it, almost to the other side of this pandemic, and can still be grateful have experienced a certain grace. And, of course, you can’t have Thanksgiving without gravy.” said BSTD founder Jessica Robinson of Fairfax.
“Thanksgiving is about gratitude, about being thankful,” said Robinson. “And those of us who have made it almost to the other side of this pandemic and can still be grateful have experienced a certain grace. And, of course, you can’t have Thanksgiving without gravy.”
If you are not familiar with BSTD, it was founded a decade ago with a mission to perform true, personal stories in front of live audiences. As Robinson explained, “the stories are personal. About a personal experience. Sometimes perhaps a little enhanced. But real, with a beginning, middle and end meant to entertain and enlighten.”
“Thanksgiving: Stories of Gratitude, Grace, and Gravy,” Better Said Than Done will bring together diverse regional storytellers from Northern Virginia and beyond led by BSTD veteran Nick Baskerville who will MC.
Baskerville indicated that audiences can expect “a great atmosphere that allows stories of all emotional ranges to be told. For veteran story teller Veiga “Better Said Than Done shows are great because they always feature a diverse cast of people who tell compelling and memorable stories.”
Sandra Hull of Arlington said, “I'm into gratitude these days. Gravy's good too. For example, people say "good gravy!" even when it's not Thanksgiving or even mealtime. I relish the opportunity to pour some gravy over my gratitude. Ironically, I don't like relish.”
What else might the audience expect at the BSTD post-Thanksgiving event? Dave Lawson suggested: “One story could be a non-stop laughs story and the next could be a harrowing story of adversity. Not to mention that any one story could contain each of those two things happening back and forth within the same ten minutes.”Where and When: Better Said Than Done presents “Thanksgiving: Stories of Gratitude, Grace, and Gravy,” both live in-person and streaming on Nov 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. The live event is at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd (entrance on North Street), Fairfax, VA 22030. Doors open at 6 p.m. Live, in-person tickets are $15. Details and tickets www.bettersaidthandone.com. Tickets for virtual streaming on YouTube: $5 minimum. For virtual tickets go to www.bettersaidthandone.com. Note: To maintain social distancing, in-person tickets are limited. Better Said Than Done asks virtual viewers to double check registration and login to the virtual event a few minutes before show time to make sure you can gain entry. Any issues contact www.bettersaidthandone.com before the virtual event.