Megan Sukys, Everybody Plays Capture The Flag

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Never much of an athlete, Megan Sukys drew on other talents during a mandatory all-camp game. Photo: Scott Haydon

Never much of an athlete, Megan Sukys drew on other talents during a mandatory all-camp game.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Unable to talk her way out of the traditional Capture the Flag game at her first camp job, Megan Sukys had to look for other ways to stay competitive on the field. It wasn’t until she faced down her Camp Director, a competitive triathlete, that she found her secret weapon for speed.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HER STORY (13:07)

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Paul Currington, Waiting For The Sign

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Paul Currington ignored many signposts on the path to choosing life. Photo: Scott Haydon

Paul Currington ignored many signposts on the path to choosing life.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Paul Currington spiraled into deep depression after a long-term relationship ended. Then, a failed suicide attempt led him to an array of unconventional – and often barely effective – support that kept him stumbling toward a new reason to live.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HIS STORY (21:02)

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Jean McCord, All Alone On A Manhunt

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Jean McCord went from writing a crime novel to toting her own gun as a deputy.

Jean McCord went from writing a crime novel to toting her own gun as a deputy.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Despite a childhood fear of law enforcement, at the age of fifty Jean McCord became the only female reserve deputy in Pierce County, Washington. On her second night, she found herself on the trail of a murder suspect.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HER STORY (14:56)

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Gene Ryan, Buying Time in Vilcabamba

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Gene Ryan was always a "rule follower" - until he discovered his Paradise in Ecuador.

Gene Ryan was always a “rule follower” – until he discovered his Paradise in Ecuador.
Photo: Scott Haydon

After biking from Vancouver, B.C. almost all the way to Peru, Gene Ryan needed some time to rest. What was supposed to be a short stay in the Valley of Longevity, though, turned into an increasingly challenging pursuit of a little more time in his happy place.

 

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Kellie Richardson, Chasing the Good Parent

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When her eight-year-old son asked for love advice, Kellie Richardson had to blaze her own path to good mothering.

When her eight-year-old son asked for love advice, Kellie Richardson had to blaze her own path to good mothering.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Kellie Richardson knew she would do things differently than her disco-queen-turned-housewife mom. And she seemed to succeed with her first child. Then, she had a son with the spirit of a caveman poet. His second-grade love pains forced her to redefine the image of perfect parenthood she had been chasing.

 

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Dean Burke, The Final Lap

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On the last day of his mall store job, Dean Burke skated the edge of incarceration.

On the last day of his mall store job, Dean Burke skated the edge of law enforcement.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Dean Burke was a competitive speed skater in his youth. That came in handy when he had to fulfill a rite of passage at the sporting good store where he worked, skating the mall in an American flag Speedo – and little else.

 

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First Glimpses of Hot Pursuit

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The talented Scott Haydon captured some great moments from our Hot Pursuit show last night.

Dean Burke shared his rite of passage that was skating around a crowded mall in an American flag Speedo – and very little else.

 

Kellie Richardson channels her caveman poet, her eight-year-old son who desperately needed her guidance through the pain of young love.

 

Gene Ryan revealed the marginally ethical maneuvers he made to squeeze a little more time in an Ecuador paradise.

 

Jean McChord shared the first night she pursued a murder suspect as a fifty-year old volunteer reserve officer with the Sheriff’s department.

 

Tad Monroe hosted the evening and drew on the power of Rainier – both in painted and canned form – to stir up the Drunken Telegraph spirit.

 

Paul Currington had the audience laughing at the darkest of experiences as he shared his pursuit of a reason to live.

 

Megan Sukys’ first job as a camp counselor pitted her against a fiercely competitive and wickedly strong boss, a Camp Director who insisted EVERYBODY play Capture the Flag.

 

If you missed the show – or just want to hear the stories again – we’ll be posting audio here in the next few days!!

 

HOT PURSUIT TONIGHT!

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Sometimes, you don’t know what you’re capable of until you find yourself running for your life.

Going on the Big Chase, or being Chased, changes us.

 

Tonight, we present six stories of Hot Pursuit and we’ve got a sold-out house (pretty impressive for a free show!) at Tacoma’s Broadway Center Studio III.

If you didn’t get a chance to get a seat for yourself, we’ll be posting those stories and selections from our Story Slam very soon!

Hot Pursuit TOMORROW NIGHT!

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The chase for the next Drunken Telegraph show is almost over – but like most, the last part is the hardest!

If you’ve requested tickets, the Broadway Center box office opens at 11am for wristband pickup. There are only 140 wristbands available – it’s first-come, first-served – talk about HOT PURSUIT!! Get your wristband early, so you don’t end up like Ferris Bueller.

In the meantime, the Pacific Lutheran University student newspaper wrote a nice article on how the show works.
Check it out!