Storyteller Talks of Love and Laughter Jan. 24 at WPI

Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616

WORCESTER, Mass. - Storyteller Alicia Quintano will perform an original monologue from her one-woman show, "Love Is Hell & Other Stories," at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Kinnicutt Lecture Hall, Salisbury Laboratories, Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Called "funny, touching and universal" (WBAI, New York City), Quintano's work looks at issues of love, sex, food and identity and gives an audience a good story and a hard laugh.

In her story, "Escape from Fosdick," for example, the main character is on a search, but she's confused about what she's looking for. Is it love she wants from Fosdick? Or his personality? She wants to find a way to speak in the world but would prefer anyone's voice (and body) to her own. A journey story about power and identity, "Escape from Fosdick" will leave the audience thinking and laughing.

Quintano has performed in theaters, clubs, colleges and universities across the United States, including at the Gloucester (Mass.) Stage Co., First Night Boston, Carnegie Mellon University and many other venues. Her performances have been highlighted in the national Storytelling Magazine.

For more information, contact Thomas J. Balistrieri, director of WPI's Student Development and Counseling Center, at 508-831-5540.