Monthly Archives: March 2010

BUST: STARRING LAUREN WEEDMAN

WHAT PORTLAND IS SAYING ABOUT LAUREN WEEDMAN’S SHOW BUST…

From the HEADOUT PICK in the Willamette Week:
“I love blurring the line between truth and fiction, mostly because you can make things funnier,” [Lauren] says. “Plus, I can be really honest about my life because you don’t know what’s true. Then I can say, ‘Oh! You were offended by that? Yeah, that part was made up.’”

Torn from PORTLAND MERCURY My What a Busy Week!
“[Lauren is] an engaging and exhilarating performer whose story
hits the perfect note between theater and honest storytelling.”

Super awesome interview with Lauren by BYRON BECK HERE!

>>>GET YOUR BUST TICKETS HERE >>>

BUST is Lauren Weedman‘s semi-autobiographical work built around her experiences working as a volunteer advocate in a Southern California prison for women. With one foot in Hollywood and the other in jail, the former Daily Show correspondent careens wildly between the two worlds, taking us on a hilarious, poignant, and completely unforgettable ride.

The Stranger in Seattle said about BUST: “Comedy is clearly one of Lauren Weedman’s gifts – the other is specificity. For an autobiographical solo performer who portrays herself as a self-involved goofball who’s constantly putting her foot in her mouth, she has a remarkable ability to empathize with a galaxy of characters, from twitchy meth addicts to piggish Hollywood directors.

Bust, directed by Allison Narver, is a study in such empathy. Weedman – an actor and former Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent who lives in Los Angeles – volunteers to be an inmates’ advocate in a women’s jail. She wants to help people, right some wrongs, and “do something that isn’t about me.” Her primary task is to listen, but talking is what she does best, sometimes with (brilliantly) disastrous results.

It’s easy to forget that Weedman is a solo performer, evoking the conflicting moods of a roomful of people all by her lonesome. In two scenes, she enacts a string of inmates’ friends and relatives, sitting along the bulletproof visitation wall, talking on the telephone receivers to the prisoners. She wheels herself from station to station in a rolling chair becoming, in seconds, an old woman praying, wanting to press her hands on the Plexiglas but disgusted with its grime, then a screaming woman with a screaming child, then a randy man insisting “lemme see that ass,” then her slouching self. She leaps from one persona to the next, bounding across gaps of race, class, and gender like an acrobat.”

BUST

APRIL 16th & 17th — TWO NIGHTS ONLY
THE WOODS
6637  Milwaukie Ave
DRINKS/FOOD 7:00PMSHOW 8:00PM
21 AND OVER ONLY
$17 online — $20 door

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

“Lauren Weedman is the funniest woman alive…”
– The Stranger

“…she’s just plain funny, physically and verbally.”
-The New York Times

“Laugh-out-loud show…”
-LA Times

“A horrific, hilarious journey…Weedman…has seemingly swallowed a cast of hundreds.”
– Seattle Weekly

“Bust is very, very funny; some of it is poignant; and it whizzes by in a glimmer!”
Talkin’ Broadway

WRITERS & PERFORMERS… CHECK OUT THE WORKSHOPS HERE

LAUREN IS TEACHING!!!

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Tickets at The Door!

Advance ticket sales have ended for tonight’s LUCKY BASTARDS but there are plenty of tickets at the door. Join us at The Mission (1624 NW Glisan) for a great event. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7:30.

Get there sooner rather than later — we’re expecting a full house! And we’re giving away a $50 Popina gift certificate!

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Announcing Our March Storytellers!

What do a former casino dealer with a true crime tale, a guileless 18 year-old Alaskan adventurer, and a TV game show contestant have in common?

They and other Lucky (or unlucky) Bastards will be telling true tales LIVE from the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan) @ our March 24th storytelling show!!!!

(GET YOUR TICKETS HERE)

DINNER & DRINKS: 6:00/SHOW 7:30

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CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING LUCKY BASTARD STORYTELLER LINE-UP….

MTV PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

ARTHUR BRADFORD

CYCLIST & MERCURY REPORTER

SARAH MIRK

ANIMATION VOICE OVER ARTIST & KNITTER

LAURA FAYE SMITH

TOBACCO CO. EMPLOYEE & FORMER CASINO DEALER

HEATHER DAWN RAY

PORTLAND ACTOR & NAIVE TRAVELER

DAVE WILLIAMS

LOVE in the DUMP CHUTE CO-HOST & INTERN EXTRAORDINAIRE

MEAGAN KATE

LIFELONG WHEEL of FORTUNE FAN

MATT PELLEGRIN

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YOU LUCKY BASTARDS GET FREE CUPCAKES from SAINT CUPCAKE!


WANT A TASTE? CHECK OUT this clip
FROM OUR NOVEMBER SHOW!!

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