140 LBS: HOW BEAUTY KILLED MY MOTHER
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. Co-produced by Nasus Media and Theatre Off Jackson.
Minor foul language. Theme discussion of death and body image. 12+. Artist recommends audiences to arrive at least 30 minutes early to fully experience the pre-show installation.
July 20th: This show will feature a post-show talkback with Susan her director Sara Porkalob on the creative process and producing the show. Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar, PhD, from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, will be moderating this event.
Start time: 7:30pm, Door open: 6:30pm
Sunday matinee: 2pm, Door open: 1:00pm
Theatre Off Jackson and the producer strive to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. Please contact us if you have any questions. Our venue is accessible by wheelchair and other mobility devices. Please contact us in advance so we can ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.
There is no late seating for this show, Please arrive early!
Theatre Off Jackson (View)
409 7th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|