Story Story Lie asks the audience to spot the fib

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      If you’ve been burned in the past by a particularly well-crafted lie, there are, we’re told, a few solid giveaways that someone is failing to tell you the truth.

      Liars are, apparently, prone to avoiding eye contact. They are more likely to use formal language (think “did not” rather than “didn’t”), and repeat questions before answering. Twitching, crossed arms, and turning away are all signs that the person might not be being truthful, and liars often are unable to tell their story in a different order.

      Why did we break all that down for you? Because it might just come in helpful at this week’s Story Story Lie event.

      A live and interactive storytelling game-show, Story Story Lie invites the audience to separate fact from fiction. Six of the best Vancouver performers will share intimate, hilarious, and often embarrassing stories which seem too crazy to be true—because one of them won’t be. Inviting the audience to question the contestants in an attempt to bust the liar, the crowd will decide which stories are legit, and which is a downright fib.

      In honour of International Women’s Day, the lineup will feature only female performers. Lighting up the stage will be Watermelon, Kathleen McGee, Fatima Dhowre, Reema Sh, Burcu, and fan favourite Maia Gibb. This week, all proceeds from the show will be given to The Chrysalis Society: a local grass-roots organization that helps women overcome abuse and addiction.

      The first person to guess the liar wins an “amazing” and “totally useful” specialized kitchen appliance, and the respect and admiration of their fellow audience members. And, most importantly, a few pointers on how to get away with that next big lie.

      Story Story Lie is at Café Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive) on Friday (March 10). Doors open at 9 p.m.

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