“Train Wreck,” Featuring Paul Scott

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Storyteller: Paul Scott

Not all clothing optional getaways are created equal. Frequent Oral Fixation performer Paul Scott recalls how he discovered this to be true when he and his wife decided to enjoy a second honeymoon at what ended up being one of the filthiest resorts on the planet.

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“Train Wreck,” Featuring John Mathews

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Storyteller: John Mathews

Resourceful John Mathews shares how his abusive childhood lead to a life of crime and drug addiction that would send him to prison four times before the help of the Dallas-based Prison Entrepreneurship Program finally helped him turn things around.

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“Train Wreck,” Featuring Caroline North

Theme: “Train Wreck”
Storyteller: Caroline North

Charming Caroline North invites the audience on a train trip through California to visit a Tinder crush — under the guise of repairing a relationship with her distant brother. With humor and grace, Caroline revealed how seeing her rehabilitated brother, a former meth addict, allowed her to both confront her own addiction to alcohol and believe that a bright future was possible for her, too.

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Oral History: “Train Wreck”

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For the second show of Season 4, seven Dallasites took the Oral Fixation stage to bare their souls and invite the audience into the times in their lives that were as messy and unsettled as a train wreck. Their performances, however, were anything but. In fact, that first night at the Wyly was a dazzling display of heart and bravery.

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The second night, at The Texas Theatre, was no less than that. The wild ride of emotions was certainly well-worth the trip. We laughed. We cried. We felt compassion and empathy. We are thankful to a cast who dared to share and reminded us that life goes on even after it goes off the rails.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: John Mathews

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He is both bowlegged and pigeon-toed, but that won’t keep John Mathews from proudly walking onstage to share his story of coming up hard, spending lots of time in prison, and finding a love he never thought possible, when he makes his Oral Fixation debut in “Train Wreck.”

John Mathews is obsessed with speed. He sells fast cars, rides even faster motorcycles, and rapidly lost more than 70 pounds in the last year. Yet as fast as John moves, his ideal day would be spent sitting still and playing with his three children.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Glynn Wilcox

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His scrapbooking skills are beyond. Think we’re kidding? He just won a blue ribbon for a scrapbook he entered at the State Fair of Texas.

Glynn Wilcox was born on the Texas Gulf Coast. After living outside Texas for too long, he moved to Dallas ten years ago. The father of two incredible boys, he devotes as much time as possible to his family.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Linda Thomas

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She usually introduces herself as a 6-foot-tall Wonder Woman, and she recently wrote a reference book on color, motivated by the fact that she is colorblind. Next month, Linda Thomas makes her Oral Fixation debut in “Train Wreck.”

Linda Thomas lives in Lake Dallas, a little time warp just off I-35. She and her husband have a unique house that used to be a restaurant on a street that used to be a 15-cabin fishing resort, with their rescue dog, Victor, and cat, Coco Chanel.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Bri Crum

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She has a beagle named Nelly, after the rapper; played soccer from age 4 until college; and could live off coffee, Red Bull, and Skittles. And next month Bri Crum makes her Oral Fixation debut in the second show of Season 4, “Train Wreck.”

Bri Crum is a free spirit from California with a passion for family, friendship, romance, and wine. She lives for her 7-year-old daughter and is proud to be her soccer coach. Bri has fulfilled her entrepreneurial dream by founding lifestyle PR firm, Plan B PR, and creating/hosting TV show Inside Entertainment.

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