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  • Cassie Slater @ Uncommon Ground!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to be back at Uncommon Ground, Edgewater with a fun summer show for you! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Cassie Slater to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Cassie here and get your tickets!

    Cassie's had a life. She's lived here and in New York and back here again. She's been married and not married (almost). She's birthed a child. She's started a business. She's lived and taught in China. She's sung in lots of fancy places (the actor in her must tell you where they were - Joe's Pub. Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Ars Nova and more). She's had songs written for her (the actor in her has to tell you where to listen to these songs: She's won some awards (a Jeff Award and NYMF'S Next Broadway Sensation). She sings with Danni Smith and Meghan Murphy as We Three (check them out, September 17th at The Marriott Theatre). She writes songs and stories and poems for children. She tries to write things for grownups, too. She loves to tell jokes and laugh and can often be found making up ditties while hustling down the streets of Chicago with egg shakers and tiny tambourines in an oversized shoulder bag.

    What is your favorite thing, what can you not live without??
    I hate picking favorites. It's a mean thing to ask someone to do. Especially someone like me -- who overthinks everything. Because my initial thought was, well, sex....duh. But then that makes me seem like a "certain type of woman". So naturally, the next thought was coffee. Because...I love it with a full body passion. Then that made me think of The Gilmore Girls who love coffee and offer me sweet solace in their beautiful town of Stars Hollow when I'm feeling blue. But, then I thought....well, if we're realllllly being honest. It's Prozac. I cannot live without Prozac. If I try to live without it, The Gilmore Girl's sweet comfort will be no match for the heft of the deep-dark web spun by my special brain. But that's intense. You can't tell people that. And honestly, what kind of mother am I that I've thought of sex, coffee, a tv show, and prozac....before my daughter. OBVIOUSLY she's my most favorite thing. She makes life better. She is the greatest thing I've ever done. But here's the deal: without sex, coffee, The Gilmore Girls, and Prozac....I would be a crap mom. So actually, this all feels pretty right.

    Cassie is sharing a story with us at Uncommon Ground, Edgewater

    Saturday, August 25.

    Follow this link to purchase tickets