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  • Eva Friedman @ 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 Eva Friedman to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Eva here and get your tickets!

    Eva Friedman is a Chicago-based playwright, director, actor, educator, occasional poet, bibliophile, and waffle enthusiast. She has directed four of her own plays with Silver Masque Theatre Company in Boston, MA, as well as assistant directing productions with Lyric Stage Company of Boston. She will be making her professional debut as a playwright and director at the 2019 Rhinoceros Theatre Festival with her latest play, Perennials. This world premiere is also the debut production for The Tiniest Theatre Collective, of which she is one of the two founding ensemble members (hence the title). Favorite acting credits include Ripe Frenzy (Hadley/Bethany), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Jean), Clybourne Park (Bev/Kathy), and The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily). Eva is also a teaching artist with Lifeline Theatre, a proud Northeastern University alumna, and a member of the National New Play Network. Much love to Mom & Dad.

    What are your wishes for 2019??

    Wish #1. To wake up one morning with Pocahontas's hair, Cinderella's household help, and Belle's library (minus the colonialism, child abuse, and Stockholm syndrome. Ideally).

    Wish #2. To rid the world of people who leave shows during the curtain call. Really? You really have to step on the toes of all the good, decent people in your row to get to your car before everyone else? Does beating the minimal parking garage traffic really matter more to you than taking two minutes to show your appreciation for the artists who have been baring their soul to you for the last hour and a half? Are you really more important than everyone else here, you selfish sack of human excrement?

    Wish #3. No more crushes on fictional characters. My poor little heart can't take another Robby from Atonement situation. From now on, only real men and women who were wrongly imprisoned and died tragically on the beaches of Normandy for me (if you're mad about spoilers, sorry not sorry, the book came out eighteen years ago, you had your chance)!