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True Stories

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True Stories

Talking Heads singer David Byrne—making his directorial debut—plays host to this bizarre patchwork of tabloid-inspired tales, set in the fictional town of Virgil, Texas. Cruising the streets in his cherry-red drop-top, Byrne introduces viewers to the local eccentrics gearing up for the town’s 150th anniversary. They include a community leader (Spalding Gray, Swimming to Cambodia) with a thing for veggies, a wealthy woman (Swoosie Kurtz, Reality Bites) so lazy she won’t leave her bed, and a lovelorn country singer (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski) prepping to make his live performance debut. True Stories also features an incredible score by Byrne, as well as several original songs sung by the cast—which Talking Heads then turned into their seventh studio album also titled True Stories.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)

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