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Comedic storyteller Jamie Brickhouse dishes on the “complicated” relationship with his mother

“Whoever said you can’t get sober for someone else never met my mother, Mama Jean.”

From the age of five, all Jamie Brickhouse wanted was to be at a party with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other and all Mama Jean wanted was for him to stay her “Jamie Doll” forever. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor, always camera-ready and flamboyantly outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his whole life, no matter how far away he went or how deep in booze he swam.

Based on his memoir of the same name, the touring show has been described “as stylish as his slick sports coats” by The Washington Post, adding, “Brickhouse is a natural raconteur.” This is the darkly comic and deeply poignant story of his near-descent into alcoholism, struggles with his sexuality, and complicated relationship with his mother.

WHAT:  “Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother,” told by Jamie Brickhouse             
               Sponsored by Steve Hamilton and Keith Norwalk
               In Partnership with Indy Pride

WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online via Zoom and Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Theater (limited to 40 people)
COST: Tickets are $20 for an individual, $30 for a household and can be purchased online at

About Storytelling Arts of Indiana

Since 1988, Storytelling Arts of Indiana has introduced the art of storytelling by creating environments where Hoosiers can hear and share stories and by showcasing tellers who inspire diverse audiences. SAI provides programming year round, including public performances, As I Recall storytelling guilds, weekly storytelling at the bedsides of patients at a local children’s hospital, summer performances at day camps, Indy Story Slam, Life Stories Project and Two Truths and a Lie in various Indiana State Parks and at Indiana State Fair.  

Jamie Brickhouseis a writer and performer, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Out and HuffPost. He is a four-time champion of The Moth StorySLAM. Other credits include PBS’s “Stories from the Stage” and MTV’s “Beavis and Butt-Head.” His book, “Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother,” received stellar reviews from Vanity Fair,Entertainment Weekly, and Interview Magazine.

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Tickets are on sale now for the virtual performance, presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and sponsored by Steve Hamilton and Keith Norwalk, on Saturday, March 20, 2021.