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November 7, 2008

Award-winning storyteller and champion liar Bil Lepp performs at CW's Kimball Theatre

A nationally known storyteller and five-time champion liar of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest will appear at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. “An Evening with Bil Lepp” features outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories. His hilarious, insightful stories often contain morsels of truth which shed light on subjects such as politics, religion, death, relationships and human nature.

Lepp, who hails from Charleston, W.Va., got his start as a storyteller in 1990 at the West Virginia Liars Contest. He also has been a featured performer at the 2007 Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival, the National Storytelling Festival and the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. He is an author of three books and a recording artist with six audio collections of tales and has had stories published in several national magazines. Lepp’s release, “The Teacher in the Patriotic Bathing Suit,” recently received the Parent’s Choice Award.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for youth aged 17 and under.

Located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, the Kimball Theatre is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 1-9:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture – stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic trades people research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. “Revolutionary City®” – a dramatic live street theater presentation, is a 2008 Rand McNally Best-of-the-Road™ Editor’s Pick. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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