“I hope my stories will illuminate the larger social contexts within which we live in and show how these contexts render our experiences similar as well as different,” says sociology professor-turned-professional storyteller Ada Cheng. “I hope to show that we all have a stake in making this world a better place for everyone.” Cheng is an unerring and personal champion of pursuing your dreams. The storyteller abandoned the world of sober academia to study at Chicago’s Second City, which in turn led her to her new profession as a comic and teller. The Moth Story Slam champion will visit Asheville along with two other champions — host Steve Shell and performer Alison Fields (with Todd Lester, storyteller and producer of Asheville’s Synergy Story Slam) — at The Mothlight on Sunday, May 21, at 7 p.m. $12/$15. themothlight.com. Photo courtesy of Cheng
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