Ex Fabula: Milwaukee Summer Stories

Jul 2, 2014

Ex Fabula storyteller Lauren Poppen
Credit Kat Schleicher

Ex Fabula is all about Milwaukee stories – and Milwaukeeans are champions at enjoying summer to the fullest, as evidenced by these two summer-themed stories.

Both of these stories come from people who attended an Ex Fabula event and decided to throw their names in the hat for a chance to share a true, personal story on stage.

Ex Fabula participant Tim Higgins
Credit Art Montes

“It was my second-ever camping trip with my first-ever boyfriend,” began Lauren Poppen. How did the trip go? Well, she told the story in March 2011 at Stonefly Brewery when the evening’s theme was "Emergency," and the characters included some very enthusiastic and thorough firemen.

Tim Higgin’s story, told in March 2014 at the Hot Water Wherehouse, involves another great Milwaukee institution: Summerfest. Back in 1999, ComedySportz did two shows a day at the comedy tent. Tim shares the events of a particular evening when he was inspired by both free beer and Pat McCurdy’s lyrics “I’m nude, you’re nude, we’re gonna have a nude party.”

Ex Fabula’s sixth season will kick off in September 2014.