A live version of Chicago Public Radio’s “This American Life” will be broadcast to movie screens across the country on Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00pm (eastern time). One of the guests will be Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and several comics and other projects.
Ira Glass will host an actual episode of the radio program, performed onstage by some of our favorite contributors. Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, and Mike Birbiglia will tell stories. David Rakoff and Dave Hill will conduct a ‘special investigation.’ Plus a new cartoon by Chris Ware, additional visuals by Arthur Jones, and a very special appearance by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! The performance will last around two hours. We’re going to capture the whole thing with a bunch of HD cameras, and send it live* to movie theatres all over the country.
At least one theater in each of the six New England states is participating. For more information see http://www.thislife.org/About_TALLive.aspx.