Featuring a Performance of Bust
BUST is Lauren Weedman’s semi-autobiographical work built around her experiences working as an advocate in a Southern California prison for women while volunteering with Friends Outside. With one foot in Hollywood and the other in jail, the former Daily Show correspondent careens wildly between the two worlds, taking us on a hilarious, poignant, and completely unforgettable ride.
Written and performed by Lauren Weedman
LAUREN WEEDMAN made her television debut on Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART in 2001 as a featured Correspondent. It was at that same time that Lauren was a regular on NPR’s national political satire show REWIND, and appeared in her solo show HOMECOMING, Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre. She has since appeared in numerous movies and television shows, including DATE NIGHT, HBO’s HUNG and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT.
LA Weekly: “breathtaking … a female Robin Williams.”
Washington Post: “hilarious one-woman tour de force, Bust”
LA Times: “laugh-out-loud show…. Weedman, displays a keen eye for human foibles, none more mercilessly revealed than her own.”
Seattle Times: “… excels in its vivid prison segments and its soft-target but rib-tickling satirical snippets and is on track to be one of Weedman’s best shows.”
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Pasadena Playhouse
39 South El Molino Avenue • Pasadena, CA 91101
7:00 p.m. hors d’oeuvres & refreshments
7:30 p.m. program start
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Cold Hard Facts:
• One in 100 persons in the United States is incarcerated.
• 2.2 million persons in the United States are incarcerated.
• The United States incarcerates more persons per capita than any other country ever in the world.
• An estimated 80 – 85% of state prisoners in California has a substance abuse-related problem. Of these, 5% receive treatment.
• At a rate of 71%, California has the highest rate of “recidivism” (return to custody) in the United States.
• Incarceration costs taxpayers $42,000 per year per prisoner.
• With approximately 20,000 inmates, Los Angeles County has the largest jail system in the world.
• Los Angeles County jails hold more mentally ill persons under one roof than are held anywhere else in the U.S., including institutions designed for the mentally ill.
|• African-American men abuse drugs at a rate that is equivalent to Caucasian men. However, five times more African-American males are sentenced to jail or prison for drug-related crimes than are Caucasian males.
• In 2002, one in four of the persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS had been released from prison.
• The correlation between dropping out of school and prison is greater than the correlation between smoking and cancer.
• The two most common factors amongst released prisoners who successfully complete parole are intact family ties and employment.
• There are two million children with incarcerated parents in the United States. Without intervention, these children are considered to be six times more likely than their peers to become criminal offenders.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Oregon Department of Correction
The New York Times
The Prison-Industrial Complex, Eric Schlosser, The Atlantic Monthly, December, 1998
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