Few All Y’all storytellers have ever seemed so comfortable in the spotlight as “Momma and Daddy” storyteller Dr. Jaya McSharma. Jaya had our sold-out audience in the palm of her hand from the moment that she stepped onstage, eliciting roars of laughter and more than a few tears. Her story takes us inside an Indian-American family on the cusp of gaining a new family member.
What if you met a beautiful person at a party, swept them off of their feet and the two of you eloped to a remote city in Mexico with 121 churches and wild packs of chihuahuas roaming the streets? “New ‘Round Here” storyteller Limbert Fabian and his wife Marta ran away to Mexico to get married, climb pyramids and eat “yogurth.” The story of Limbert and Marta’s romance is one of those “What if?” scenarios: what if Marta hadn’t gone to that party? What if she’d lost Limbert’s (many) card(s), and hadn’t called the next day? What if that giant volcano in Cholula had erupted while Baz Luhrrman’s art director was taking Limbert and Marta’s wedding photos?