The eloquent truth: Through no advertising, only word of mouth, the storytelling series the Moth has become a bicoastal institution, a New York and L.A. lit-scene Brown Derby where everyone knows your name. (Especially if your name is Garrison Keillor.) And it’s not called “Mothballs” for a reason: There’s none of that fitfully disjointed, Grampa Simpson–type rambling, only clean, engaging, extremely personal vignettes constructed by terrific performers and the occasional braintrust celeb. This installment’s theme: “Songs.” Someone best wax scholarly on “That’s the Way Love Goes”—lookin’ your way, Erica Jong.
Thu., March 19, 7:30 p.m., 2009