You probably remember Mara Wilson as the book-toting, telekinetic title character of the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda (you should, anyway; the scene in which a boy devours an entire chocolate cake is hard to scrub from your mind). She’s grown up to become a familiar face around town, at least in literary circles, contributing to Jezebel, BUST, and the aptly titled marawilsonwritesstuff.com. Tonight, the self-proclaimed “recovering former child actor” helps you exorcise your own demons at What Are You Afraid Of?, her comedy and storytelling series about all things ooky and spooky that give us the heebies and respective jeebies. Jeff Simmermon of Moth Grandslam, Lynn Bixenspan of Upright Citizens Brigade, and Dylan Marron of Welcome to Night Vale will join her for this edition. No anxiety, be it spiders or death or stage parents, is too large or small for the fearsome foursome to tackle. At
Sun., June 22, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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