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It’s the 8th Annual BFF Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre, Oct 15 – Nov 19, the only Free Fringe Festival in the nation, offering 38 in-person plays, workshops and family-oriented events, presenting:
The Rub – 3:00 PM, The Other Space, 13+
Stage and screen personality Anzu Lawson (The Blacklist, Chicago Med, Manifest, Dear Yoko) stars in The Rub, inspired by the 30-minute single camera comedy pilot about her life as a stand-up comic who secretly pays her bills by being every Asian mother’s worst nightmare… a masseuse. The Rub is based on Lawson’s true-life experiences as a celebrity masseuse. This is the first time she has come out publicly about her two decades long secret “survival job” that ultimately became the greatest spiritual lesson of her life. By touching other people’s pain, Anzu ultimately healed her own. Anzu is passionate about being a part of the “next wave of inclusivity-focused writerperformers” that not only “edu-tain” but also elevate social awareness and humanity in the most uplifting way. Written & performed by Anzu Lawson Directed & developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. Includes post-show reception with the artist.
Special thanks to generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Playhouse PALS. The BFF celebrates the range and depth of the human condition and the idea that theatre arts experiences are vital, transformative, and must be available for all.