Barrington’s White House offers outstanding performances and cultural events. Each season, we’ll host some of the most renowned artists and speakers in the world. For ticketing information, see the calendar below.

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“I Knew I Was in Trouble When…” Storytelling Event

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This fun storytelling event uses a family-friendly version of the popular “Moth Radio Hour” as its model. Professional Emmy-winning storyteller Jim May (pictured right), and a group of local storytellers will explore the theme “I Knew I Was in Trouble When…” Jim May is the artistic director of the Spring Grove Storytelling Festival and receives rave reviews for his family shows that combine hilarious stories as well as thoughtful insights.  

 Jim May’s storytelling has taken him across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. His book, The Farm On Nippersink Creek, about growing up in rural Northern Illinois, received rave reviews and won an American Library Association “Best Book” award. His children’s Boo Baby Girl series is a favorite of children, teachers, and librarians across the Chicagoland region. 

NOTE: This event is in-person and virtual.


To apply as a storyteller, please fill out THIS FORM and submit to Pam Weinert at


If you are having trouble purchasing tickets please contact us at or 224-512-4066.


March 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Barrington’s White House
(224) 512-4066


Barrington’s White House
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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