Maryedith Burrell, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated screenwriter and performer best known for her stints on Seinfeld, Parenthood, Fridays, and SNL, returns to the stage in the world premiere of her own #OUCH! (An Accidental Comedy), a hilarious one-woman show about the trials and tribulations of modern health care.
Produced and directed by Magnetic Theatre Artistic Director Steven Samuels, #OUCH! features sound and visual design by Tommy Calloway, of The Feral Chihuahuas and Tommy Gun Productions, and lighting design by Abby Auman. The strictly limited engagement of only eight performances will be presented at The BeBe Theatre (20 Commerce Street), Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm, October 2-5 and 9-12. Tickets are on sale now at www.themagnetictheatre.org.
Ms. Burrell, a comedienne with a pedigree that includes Steve Martin, Larry David, Robin Williams, Tina Fey, and Jon Stewart, began her career improvising with The Groundlings and Second City. She has since gone on to star in five TV series and to guest star on countless others, including The Tonight Show. Along with a successful acting career, Ms. Burrell is also a screenwriter and author. As a screenwriter, she has worked with everybody from Ron Howard and Francis Coppola to Tim Burton, Disney, and Pixar. Her essays have been published by St. Martin’s Press, and she penned a humorous web column, Ms.Biz, for American Express. She moved to Asheville several years ago for the “beer and the BBQ” and stayed to get a Masters from UNCA and to teach screenwriting at NYS3. She credits the Asheville scene with “getting the funny flowing” and describes her show as “short, smart, and gluten free.”
The Magnetic Theatre presents the world premiere of #OUCH!, written and performed byMaryedith Burrell, directed by Steven Samuels, with sound and visual design by Tommy Calloway, and lighting by Abby Auman. At the BeBe Theatre (20 Commerce Street in downtown Asheville), October 2-4 and 9-11 at 7:30 PM, and October 5 and 12 at 3:00 PM. Low-price preview October 2, $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All other performances $16 in advance, $18 at the door. For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.themagnetictheatre.org.
Had a lot of fun at this show. Maryedith knocked it out of the park!