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News LAUREN WEEDMAN PERFORMS OFF, APRIL 2

MARLBORO, VT - (March 23, 2010) - Marlboro College presents OFF, a new one-woman show written and performed by Lauren Weedman in the Whittemore Theater at 8:00pm on Friday, April 2.

OFF traces Weedman's attempts to exorcise a demon and "trust herself," even as she struggles with things beyond her control. As an aging outsider, Weedman seeks comfort in broken families; hanging out with a pair of harassed lesbian moms, widowers and foster parents.  Her inner voice may not be audible but her outer voice is certain to spill its guts.

Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $15. Advance reservations can be made by calling 802-451-7151. The performance contains material that may not be suitable for young children.

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. The New York Times said of Lauren and Homecoming, "Like Bob Newhart in his early stand-up routines, she's particularly good at making her points - and making us feel clever. Most important, she's just plain funny, physically and verbally".

Weedman continues to make guest appearance on television programs, including Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Hung, while creating one-woman shows for the stage. In 2008, she performed Bust, in front of a capacity crowd at Marlboro College. LA Weekly called the play, "breathtaking" and named Weedman "a female Robin Williams." She currently lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Jeff Weatherford, who also directs her shows.

Images are available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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