When Lauren Weedman came to town late last summer, every coffee klatsch, dinner party, interview and get-together she went to was possible fodder for the September 2013 debut of Boise, You Don't Look a Day Over 149.
Many of her outings and meetings made it into the solo play, and while she poked fun at Boiseans by regaling her audiences with tales of rabid Broncos fandom, Psychic Sheila, a baptist church service and the Western Idaho Fair, she did it from the perspective of someone smitten. Yes, Weedman held up a mirror to our fair city, but on that mirror, she had written "I Love You" in cherry-red lipstick.
We wouldn't usually cotton to an outsider making jokes at our expense, but Weedman feels like a family member--that's why, even though the title of her newest work is Blame It On Boise, we'll show up in droves to see it.
Weedman returns to the city that, based on the title of this new play is apparently responsible for something, for a limited engagement of three performances: 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11.
And for the first time, Weedman will also present a workshop in which she'll teach writing exercises and offer creative types "direct and frank feedback ... to help shape a short performance piece."
The cost of the workshop is $50 and participants need to be prepared with an idea, an outline, a monologue or something similar to work on. To register for the workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-331-9224, ext. 205.