National storyteller to give free concert at GCHS March 16

Award-winning storyteller and playwright, Kevin Kling will perform a free concert at the Grand County High School auditorium, 608 South 400 East, on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. The performance is part of the Utah State Office of Education’s Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools (POPS) program, which brings the arts into rural areas of Utah, according to a news release from the March 16 event organizers.

Kling is best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and his storytelling stage shows. He appears regularly at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, and at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, as well as many other festivals across the country.

Kling delivers “hilarious, often tender stories that are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, and growing up in Minnesota,” said Karen Acerson, who helped organize Kling’s visit to Moab. “Kevin’s stories have impact. When you hear one of Kevin’s stories, you remember it forever.”

The concert is free of charge and open to the public.