Performance Pick


Lauren Weedman's latest solo venture essentially wants to link a horrible lie she told when she was a needy 18-year-old with the false realities she constructed for herself during a now-failed marriage and a career that included a brush with fame in New York. It's a brave conceit, and even though the piece in its current workshop stage is literally all over the map, to miss it would be to miss Weedman unbound: She's nervous, very raw, and taking no prisoners. There isn't a soul who escapes her arched brow, and her often riotous comic recollections have an acidic resonance (you won't soon forget her personal Thanksgiving hell). In its closing weekend, you can help send the worthy show on to its next phase at a benefit that includes wine, a meal courtesy of director Jeff Weatherford, and a mingle with the Diva of Self-Deprecation. Union Garage, 1418 10th Ave., 206-720-1942. $15-$18. Pay-what-you-can every Thurs. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Special $40 benefit 2 p.m. Sat. Ends Sat. July 3. STEVE WIECKING

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