We’ve got a very funny show heading our way this weekend, featuring a very special guest.
Becky Pedigo has spent the last twenty five years traveling the globe doing stand-up comedy. Author of a comic memoir about her travels, “Killing Me Softly with Jazz Hands,” Becky is originally from Amarillo, Texas. She has appeared on various television shows including The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and her own half hour Comedy Central special. You can catch five minutes of Becky’s act in a YouTube video HERE.
“I’m one of the lucky ones that figured out what I wanted to do with my life while still a kid” said Becky on her blog. “I didn’t grow up listening to Pryor and Carlin or watching Johnny Carson. My mom wouldn’t even let me watch Saturday Night Live because she thought it was too dirty, so I was never really exposed to comedy or stand-up. Then one summer during the comedy boom of the 1980’s, a comedy club opened in my little country town and the universe exclaimed, “Here ya go, kid. Now get after it.”
Somewhere along the road during those 25 years, Becky met fellow Texan Jill Turnbow. Local audiences know Jill as a frequent director here at the Little Theatre, and from her many featured performances. She presented her own one-woman show Between Iraq and a Hard Place, as part of last season’s After Hours late night comedy series. Lucky for us, Jill talked Becky into paying us a visit AND premiering her one-woman show right here in San Luis Obispo.
Oreos and Percodan: Memories of a Chick Comic, written and performed by Pedigo and directed by Turnbow, will have its world premiere at the Little Theatre this Friday night as part of our late night After Hours comedy series. The lobby and the bar open at 9 pm and the show starts at 9:30 pm. And as a loyal follower of the Little Theatre blog, this Friday and Saturday only, YOU can take advantage of a special “Friends and Family” 2-for-1 special! Just click here for tickets, enter the promo code “lol” and your tickets are just $10 each!
Don’t miss Becky Pedigo’s hilarious tales of life on the road as “Chick Comic!” Oreos and Percodan runs for five shows only: April 8 & 9 at 9:30 pm; Sunday, April 10 at 7 pm and on April 15 & 16 at 9:30 pm.
True West continues its run at the Little Theatre for two more weekends, through April 17. Don’t miss Sam Shepard’s masterwork about two brothers facing off in the California desert over a film script and their very different lives. The resulting meltdown is hilarious, messy and unforgettable.
According to Shepard: “I wanted to write a play about double nature, one that wouldn’t be symbolic or metaphorical or any of that stuff. I just wanted to give a taste of what it feels like to be two-sided. It’s a real thing, double nature. I think we’re split in a much more devastating way than psychology can ever reveal. It’s not so cute. Not some little thing we can get over. It’s something we’ve got to live with.”
Learn how to think on your feet ! Improv FUNdamentals with actor and improv artist Lincoln Potwin, is an adult education workshop about the art of “Improv.” In this informative and fun workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of improvisation and how to put them into practice. Through the use of games, exercises and character exploration this class will give you the tools you need to not only be confident in your abilities as an improviser, but will also help to make you the kind of actor others want to be on stage with.
Take the mystery out of improv and have fun doing it! Improv FUNdamentals is limited to 12 participants and will be offered on Saturday, April 16 from 12 pm – 3 pm. Find out more HERE and sign up today!
Announcing our landmark 70th Anniversary Season! Tickets won’t be on sale until June 3rd, but you can take a sneak peek, mark your calendars and save the dates now! You’re going to LOVE our 2016-2017 Season!
Unforgettable characters. Extraordinary stories. There’s something for everyone at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre. Hope to see you here this weekend!