Cain's Ballroom

The Moth Mainstage, a curated event, is coming to Cain’s Ballroom in November. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World file

The Moth, where true stories are told live without notes, is bringing its Mainstage event to Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom.

This curated event, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, will feature five storytellers who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors.

“The story has always been at the heart of public radio’s DNA, and that’s why I’m so very excited to welcome The Moth Mainstage to Oklahoma,” Kelly Burley, KOSU station director, said in a news release.

“Whether the focus is loss, discovery, guilt or redemption, or anything else along the path of life’s journey, each story you hear, whether it is through a live event, the radio or podcasts, gives listeners an opportunity to reach beyond their own experiences to learn from the deeply personal remembrances of others.”

Mainstage is one in a suite of community and education storytelling programs from The Moth, which also includes the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, heard on more than 460 radio stations across the country, including KOSU, at 4 p.m. Saturdays on 107.5 FM and 107.3 FM in Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma, 91.7 FM in Oklahoma City, 88.3 FM in Stillwater, 94.9 FM in Ponca City and at

The Moth Mainstage is a general admission, seated event. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at or by calling the Cain’s Ballroom box office at 918-584-2306.

Jimmie Tramel 918-581-8389

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Jimmie is a pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, he has written books about former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and former Oklahoma State football coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389