Photo by Deb Ervin

Photo by Deb Ervin

Patrick Scully Presents


May 18 - 20, 2018

Photo by Kevin Kortan

Photo by Kevin Kortan

Many people tell me: You should write a book. Here it comes, but not on paper, on stage! More storyteller than writer, I resisted writing – too much computer time! I feel most alive and at ease telling stories, like I did at Patrick's Cabaret over the years. Voila: “A Few Tales, Faerie and Otherwise.” Me on stage, telling stories, my most at-home mode, honed over decades of hosting the cabaret.

The structure of “A Few Tales…” is based on TV's "Jeopardy." My audience chooses among 6 categories, with 6 choices in each category to determine the evening’s stories. The 6 categories: Resisting, Making Art, Being Gay & HIV+, Being Naked, Creating Spaces, and Wandering. The choices — 6 decades: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s. Where better to launch this evening-length adventure than Open Eye's theatre — home to me and my cabaret for a decade! The stories are sure to be enhanced by the history and sweet intimacy of this space.

I’ve been called a provocateur, free speech champion, impresario, raconteur, choreographer, performance artist, orator, storyteller, pioneer. And activist. I’ll be onstage telling these personal stories, and more!


$20 —  General Admission
$15  —  Students/Seniors
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. Pay as able at the door.
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Performance Schedule
May 18, 7:30pm
May 19, 7:30pm
May 20, 2pm

Runtime: 60 minutes
Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Contact Open Eye at or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information.

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