ACTLab Solo Fest Headliner
Dates: Feb 6–16, 2020
Running Time: 100 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.
Location: Bullitt Cabaret
Her quest and her fetus continue to grow.
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, reaching out to the killer’s family, and becoming pregnant herself, Susan uncovers the painful truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty.
OVER 140LBS is the penultimate stop on Susan’s 10-city nationwide tour. Her debut solo show has been featured on NPR, The Washington Post, American Theatre, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, and more. Lieu is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Management.
February 6 – Opening Night Show features an Artist Talkback moderated by Dr. Julie Pham, Vice President of Community Engagement & Marketing for WTIA, City of Seattle Commissioner on Community Involvement, Co-Owner of Northwest Vietnamese News.
February 7 – Show features an Artist Talkback moderated by Monica Guzman, Co-Founder of The Evergrey and Vice President of Local for whereby.us.
February 16 – Show features an Artist Talkback with Susan’s siblings Wendy and Anthony Lieu, moderated by Jackie An, Youth Development Specialist at Asian Counseling and Referral Service.
This show is recommended for patrons aged 16 and older.