Magnetic Theatre Presents Maryedith Burrell's #OUCH! (An Accidental Comedy)

Maryedith Burrell, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter and performer best known for her stints on Seinfeld, Parenthood, Fridays, andSNL, returns to the stage in her own #OUCH! (An Accidental Comedy), a hilarious and harrowing one-woman show about the trials and tribulations of modern health care.

#OUCH! sold out at the BeBe in October. Jeff Messer, of 880therevolution and the Mountain Xpress,calls the show “A winner…brutally honest…riotously funny…deeply insightful…a major win for The Magnetic Theatre,” and says, “I can’t recommend it enough!”

Catch it now, before its appearances in The New York International Fringe Festival and at The Groundlings in L.A.! Three performances only, Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, May 24, 2:00 PM, at The Magnetic Theatre’s new home, Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Tickets are $18 in advance/$21 at the door (+ tax & service charge), and are on sale now athttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/ouch-an-accidental-comedy-tickets-16924724306.

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Produced and directed by Magnetic Theatre Artistic Director Steven Samuels, #OUCH! features sound and visual design by Tommy Calloway, of The Feral Chihuahuas and Tommy Gun Productions, and lighting design by Abby Auman.

Ms. Burrell, a comedienne with a pedigree that includes Steve Martin, Larry David, Robin Williams, Tina Fey, and Jon Stewart, began her career improvising with The Groundlings and Second City. She has since gone on to star in five TV series and to guest star on countless others, including The Tonight Show. Along with a successful acting career, Ms. Burrell is also a screenwriter and author. As a screenwriter, she has worked with everybody from Ron Howard and Francis Coppola to Tim Burton, Disney, and Pixar. Her essays have been published by St. Martin’s Press, and she penned a humorous web column, Ms.Biz, for American Express. She moved to Asheville several years ago for the “beer and the BBQ” and stayed to get a Masters from UNCA and to teach screenwriting at NYS3. She credits the Asheville scene with “getting the funny flowing” and describes her show as “short, smart, and gluten free.”

The Magnetic Theatre presents #OUCH!, written and performed by Maryedith Burrell, produced and directed by Steven Samuels, with sound and visual design by Tommy Calloway, and lighting by Abby Auman. At Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in Asheville’s River Arts District), May 22-23 at 7:30 PM, and May 24 at 2:00 PM. For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.themagnetictheatre.org.

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