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140 LBS - ENCORE Performance

  • Theatre Off Jackson 409 7th Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

Missed the opening premiere of Susan Lieu's 140 LBS? Have no fear, SHE'S BACK AGAIN WITH ANOTHER SET OF SHOWS before she goes on a nationwide tour.

Two hours into surgery, Susan’s mother loses oxygen to her brain and the plastic surgeon deliberately does not call 9-1-1 for fourteen minutes. Five days later, while in a coma, she flatlines. The surgeon is charged with medical negligence and her family falls apart; no one talks about what happened. Nineteen years later on her wedding day, Susan’s mother’s seat sits empty and Susan realizes she can no longer ignore what she’s always wanted: to know who her mother was. Sifting through thousands of deposition pages and reaching out to the killer’s family, Susan uncovers the painful truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty.

Written and performed by Susan Lieu, 140 LBS is directed by Sara Porkalob. With Assistant Director/Stage Manager Jenny Crooks, Lighting Designer Emily Leong and Sound Designer Erin Bednarz.


Earlier Event: July 12
From MBA to Full-Time Artist
Later Event: September 26
From Hospital Trauma to Healing Arts