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Friday, September 30

Lauren Weedman: Tammy/Lisa From Misery to Meaning


631 W 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


World Premiere: With live music and a wicked wit, incisive and hilarious writer/performer Lauren Weedman shares secrets of her alternate identity: a colorful personality born in her past and controlling her future. Before becoming an acclaimed author, a popular star of HBOs Looking, and a noted correspondent for The Daily Show, Lauren was given the birth name(s) Tammy Lisa. Her adopted family gave her a new name and a life that led to near-stardom and gobs of critical praise, but as early-ish midlife approaches, Tammy Lisa is re-emerging as a musical and multi-faceted character who often embodies Loretta Lynn, Helen Reddy, or Lucinda Williams depending on her mood swings. Tammy Lisa re-invents the cabaret form with funny and dark songs of heartbreak, gay boys, straight boys, volatile love, side-splitting comedy, and bliss

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Saturday, October 1