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  • Anne Purky @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Anne Purky to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Anne here and get your tickets!

    Anne Purky has burst on the storytelling scene talking about the dark side of a privileged upbringing, stirring up trouble on the North Shore and being a renegade mom of an astonishing differently abled daughter.She studied film & writing at Northwestern and the School of the Art Institute.She is active in politics, disability rights, and advocates for the homeless with PADS in Waukegan & Zion. Anne’s performed at Story Jam, Chicago Dramatists, Truth Be Told, Beast Women, Ragdale, Story Lab, Pour One Out and others.She resides in Lake Forest where she chronicles entitlement with raucous glee!

    What are your wishes for 2019???

    1. To go from a size 16 to a size zero while still eating mac & cheese and candy. I've been to Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and an expensive intuitive nutritionist in flowing new age clothing all with no lasting results. 

    2. To not hit the side of the garage with my new car. With my last car I destroyed several side mirrors and scratched the side repeatedly which led to me begging a car wash guy to buff out the scratches so my husband wouldn't find out.

    3. Finding a four year college that will showcase my daughters talents as a writer and performer.   

    Anne is sharing a story with us at Steppenwolf Sunday, February 3.

    Follow this link to purchase tickets