Month: November 2013

The Making of “Port-A-Tacoma”

"Port-A-Tacoma", by Britton Sukys PHOTO: Scott Haydon

“Port-A-Tacoma”, by Britton Sukys
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

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Drunken Telegraph Designer Britton Sukys created custom Stage Art for our Broadway Center appearances this season. We hope to give this little mountain and cityscape a temporary home to visit with Tacomans until our next show at the Broadway Center, April 11, 2014.

Show Photos: Scott Haydon

Backstage Photos: Megan Sukys

Tad Monroe, Loving the Enemy

Tad Monroe found that loving your enemy is "hard shit". PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Tad Monroe found that loving your enemy is “hard shit”.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

It wasn’t until the week after he was ordained as a minister that Tad Monroe learned what it really meant to love his enemy, a violent and troubled step-father.

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HIS STORY

[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Tad%20Monroe.MP3]

Jane Brazell, A Class Ring and the Ticket to Freedom

Jane Brazell challenged orders from the US Army to earn her class ring. PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Jane Brazell challenged orders from the US Army to earn her class ring.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

As a 16 year old Army brat, Jane Brazell wanted nothing more than to graduate from the high school where she got her class ring. So, she tried to outsmart her father – and by extension the US Government – to avoid moving to Germany.

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Colin McArthur, How I Became a Socialist

Colin McArthur hails from the "hilarious" state of Arizona. PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Colin McArthur hails from the “hilarious” state of Arizona.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

Colin McArthur accepted his hereditary political affiliation, even interning as a Republican in the Arizona Senate, until an encounter with the very symbol of America changed his mind.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Colin%20McArthur.mp3]

Erin Walker, The Perfect Family Fishing Trip

Erin Walker was a master fisherman at the age of 8. PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Erin Walker was a master fisherman at the age of 8.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

When her father determined an Alaska vacation could restore his hunting reputation, Erin Walker’s luck with “plunking” led to an epic journey to get their prize home to Memphis.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Erin%20Walker.MP3]

Tricia DeOme, The Digital Billboard War

Tricia DeOme helped get Digital Billboards banned in Tacoma. PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Tricia DeOme helped get Digital Billboards banned in Tacoma.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

Tricia DeOme was a gung-ho community organizer in the Central neighborhood of Tacoma – and pregnant – when she found herself taking on the international corporation Clear Channel to ban digital billboards in the city.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Tricia%20DeOme.mp3]

Ken Sikes, Pizza and the Path to Freedom

Ken Sikes at Drunken Telegraph #6 PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Ken Sikes recalls the temptation of Domino’s and RC Cola
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

Ken Sikes is a pastor in South Tacoma, married with three children and a dog on the way. But, in his senior year of high school, his bright future was almost lost to the allure of a pilfered pizza.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Ken%20Sikes.mp3]

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble TONIGHT!

Stories of Epic Battles, Friday, November 15, 2013, Broadway Center, Studio III, 7:30p FREE Art by Britton Sukys

Stories of Epic Battles, Friday, November 15, 2013, Broadway Center, Studio III, 7:30p FREE
Art by Britton Sukys

 

The Wait Is Over…

TRUE TALES OF EPIC BATTLES TONIGHT AT 7:30P

Get a drink from the bar, find a seat and enjoy these true-life tales…

Plus, the story of a young man risking his future for a free pizza, a young woman witnessing her father’s odyssey to catch an Alaskan salmon and a high school junior trying to outsmart the US Army to earn her class ring.

Then, we’ll throw a Story Slam and invite audience members to share their own 5-minute story of an epic battle in their lives.

 

Get ready for the show by listening to stories from our last show, “Neighbors”.

Find out what it’s like at a show by watching this TV story on Drunken Telegraph from the show PIE on KCTS.

And finally, you must RESERVE your free ticket to the show at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts website.

Clash of the Titans TOMORROW!

  What does a Drunken Telegraph show sound like? Here’s a sneak listen of just half the stories in our next show: Join us TOMORROW, November 15 at Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Studio III, at 7:30 for True Tales about Epic Battles. Sign up for the Story Slam and you can share your own 5 minute story…

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Tad Monroe, former neighbor of Mr.Cooke PHOTO: David Matsui

Tad Monroe, former neighbor of Mr.Cooke
PHOTO: David Matsui

Drunken Telegraph co-founder Tad Monroe was a new minister serving in Tacoma’s Hilltop when he bought his first house. He expected to make a difference in the neighborhood, but didn’t expect the bare-chested, bench-pressing, rottweiller-wielding, foul-mouthed 81 year-old man next door to teach him about being a good neighbor.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/09-21-13%20Tad%20Monroe.mp3]