She’ll probably kill me for posting this, but what the hell: Sam Chanse is a not-so-frequent poster to 8Asians. That being said, she single-handedly has the best reason for not having time to write or do pretty much anything: She’s been writing and performing in her one-woman show, Lydia’s Funeral Video.
A one-woman show. I congratulate myself if I have the energy to go downstairs and take my clothes out of the dryer.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the not-so-distant future, when abortions are legal only within twenty-eight days of conception and Paris Hilton has embarked on yet another reality show, apocalypse-obsessed Lydia Clark-Lin is doggedly pursuing a career in monetary units when a mysterious being claiming to be an hours-old embryo invades her dreams, announces that Lydia is both pregnant and dying, and commands her to create a video to be screened at her funeral before terminating the pregnancy. As the embryonic orders continue (“talk to the celebrity abortion doctor!” “interview your mother!” “do some standup comedy!”) and Lydia seems to be losing her job and her mind, a deadline fast approaches, the end of the world beckons, and hecklers loom on the San Francisco horizon.
Holy shit. Her show runs from Thursdays to Saturdays, January 31 to February 16, 2008 at The Dark Room Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District. There are pages for the event at upcoming.org as well as on Facebook. I’ll tell you know what I think of the show once I go see it, hopefully sometime this week.