“New York City is next, but I’ll leave my soul in Edinburgh for the right price.”
WHO: Sammy Obeid
WHAT: “A hell of a lot can happen in the time you await the results of a pregnancy test. This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence… and an uncontrollable urge to push. Award-winning Popelei burst out of isolation and onto your screens with their darkly comic theatre production, reimagined for film. Blistering honesty, exhilarating choreography, and one extremely knocked-up performer.”
WHERE: Gilded Balloon Teviot – Sportsmans (Venue 14)
WHEN: 22:45 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This is my first time performing in Edinburgh! I’ve been here once when I was 13 years old (not sure what the conversion rate for American years to UK years is sorry, but 13 American). I’ve heard so many great things!
What are the big things you’ve learned since 2019 and have you absorbed any of the lessons yet?
Don’t trust the government! Joking, I love the government if they are listening. In 2020 my show came out on Netflix called 100 Humans, where we did experiments on people (check it out really interesting stuff) and one thing I learned is that a man’s dancing ability is unrelated to his sperm count. Cheers!
Tell us about your show.
I wrote it! Perhaps a few joints as my writer’s assistants (it’s legal in California, relax!). Very fortunate to have teamed up with Gilded Balloon to present my one human experience: SAMMY OBEID THEM. A mix of stand up and obeying the demands of the live crowd. New York City is next, but I’ll leave my soul in Edinburgh for the right price.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
My dear friends from LA Tehran and Leah Lamarr have amazing shows, go check them out. Also my pal from NYC Wyatt Feegrado’s show: Platonic Love Triangle.
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