Folklife Center Hosts Tales of Two Liars

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Two of West Virginia’s Biggest Liars join forces for a night of larger than life tales at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University. Jacob Hall of Ripley (Biggest Liar 2016) and James Froemel of Morgantown (Biggest Liar 2015) will take the floor at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, to share stories of renegade possums, disastrous bowling trips and more. The program is family friendly and admission is $5.

Froemel is the winner of the 2015 West Virginia “Biggest Liar” contest and 2015 Ripley WV “Fibbin’ on the 4th” competition.

He has given storytelling performances at schools, festivals and concerts throughout the region. James is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Theatre & Dance and has worked with theatres across the east coast including the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mass.) and Greenbrier Valley Theatre.

Jacob Hall expected his first time on stage in 2011 to be his last, but it was there he realized his love for performing.

The Ripley native received positive feedback and now performs at a variety of venues throughout Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and New York.

Hall was selected as the winner of the 2016 West Virginia “Biggest Liar” contest and won the “Stand-Up Show Down” at the West Virginia Comedy Festival in Bridgeport in March of 2015.