Lauren Weedman Returns to BCT with BOISE: YOU DON'T LOOK A DAY OVER 149 Tonight
Lauren Weedman, creator of two of the most popular shows in the history of BCT, is returning to the stage with a new question: Is Boise the answer to everything? Weedman, whose extensive film and television credits include The Daily Show, Arrested Development, HUNG, Judd Apatow's A Five Year Engagement, and an upcoming HBO series written by Michael Lannan; has a fondness for the City of Trees. She'll be in town collecting characters, moments and stories to include in her newest comic quest, BOISE: YOU DON'T LOOK A DAY OVER 149.
In BUST, Weedman's first play in Boise, she contrasted life in the LA County Jail for women with the absurdity of her career struggles in Hollywood. In the BCT World Premiere, NO...YOU SHUTUP, she tackled her own evolving definition of family. Now she's back in town looking for answers. Is the town the place to raise her child? Can this city save her marriage? Will Boise fill the nothingness of her midlife crisis?
Weedman returns to BCT for a very limited four-show run tonight, September 21 & the 28th with performances at 2 and 8 pm each day. BOISE: YOU DON'T LOOK A DAY OVER 149 will be a unique experience each time as Weedman incorporates new ideas and responses into the show.
BOISE: YOU DON'T LOOK A DAY OVER 149 runs September 21 at 2pm & 8pm and September 28 at 2pm & 8pm. All tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at BCTheater.org or by calling the BCT box office at (208) 331-9224 x205. The Annual BCT Season Opening Celebration on September 14 will feature a sneak peak of the show.
Lauren Weedman is an award winning comedic actress, playwright and author. Her first show, HOMECOMING began as a 15 minute performance art piece at Seattle's On the Boards and went on to an off-Broadway production in NYC. BUST, about her work in the LA county jail was awarded a Macdowell fellowship for playwriting by the Alpert Awards as well as several 'best of the arts' across the nation. She has written and performed 9 solo plays. HOMECOMING, AMSTERDAM, IF ORNAMENTS HAD LIPS, HUU, RASH, WRECKAGE, BUST, NO...YOU SHUTUP, a piece commissioned by Boise Contemporary Theater, and directed by Jeff Weatherford and most recently THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF PORTLAND for Portland Center Stage. Her television credits include The Daily Show, True Blood, United States of Tara, Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, Arrested Development, and Horny Patty on HBO's HUNG. Film credits include Imagine That, Date Night and Judd Apatows "A Five Year Engagement" starring Jason Segal. Weedman's first book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body: (Tales from a Life of Cringe), is a collection of comedic essays and was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007. Currently she is working on a second book of essays for Plume due out 2014. Weedman lives in Santa Monica (at least at the time this bio was written....hmmm) and is the host of the popular Moth Storytelling series in LA.