City Theatre closes its 2007/08 season with Bust, written and performed by Lauren Weedman. Directed by Allison Narver, Bust runs May 22 – June 29, 2008 in City Theatre's 110-seat Lester Hamburg Studio.
Writer/performer Lauren Weedman, a former Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent, has been described as a female David Sedaris. In her one-woman show, Bust, she contrasts her volunteer work helping female inmates at the Los Angeles County Jail with her experience in beauty-obsessed Hollywood.
Ms. Weedman plays dozens of characters, switching from prostitute to parole officer, addict to editor, Latina to Valley Girl in a matter of seconds. Bust was voted Best in the Arts by Seattle magazine and the Seattle Times described it as “rife with hilarity and home truths gleaned the hard way.”
Ms. Weedman's book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body: (Tales from a Life of Cringe), was published last year. In addition to the Daily Show, she has been seen often on Comedy Central shows such as Almost Live, Reno 911, and Night Writer by T. Sean Shannon. Lauren was a regular on NPR's political satire show Rewind and has also appeared on Bravo's The Great Things About Being..., VH1's Best Week Ever, I Love the 90s, A2Z, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Talk Show with Spike Ferestein.
This year she performed with Eddie Griffin in Pryor Offenses, a half-hour pilot for Showtime based on Richard Pryor's life, and a pilot for Oxygen based on her web episodes Our Bodies, Myself. The Fox Network is producing a pilot that Lauren is writing based on her short stories in A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body.
Her other one-woman shows include Wreckage, Rash, and Homecoming. Visit www.laurenweedman.net for much more.
Tickets are available at 412.431.CITY (2489) or CityTheatreCompany.org. Parking is available across from the theatre for $5.