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Some nights of storytelling are awkward. While many performers rise to the challenge of telling a contained, engaging story in 10 minutes, others struggle to fill the time and land somewhere between bad stand-up and bumbling lecture. For its year-end show, SpeakeasyDC has eliminated this guesswork and invited two experienced performers to share longer stories. Local graphic designer Inga Brege will speak on growing up in a family of performers and the relationship that forced her to start living in reality, and the other compelling story will come from Keith Mellnick. In “I’m Not Crazy,” the freelance photographer will explain why, after graduating from college, he chose to move to Kazakhstan for two years, discussing life in the former Soviet Republic and recounting months spent eating cabbage in frank detail. The performances begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $20. (202) 630-9828. speakeasydc.org.