Stories, Music and Laughter: Bridget Quigg’s One-Woman Show

Leschi resident Bridget Quigg is playing her one-woman show, “Almost Female: A Jockette’s Awesome Journey” in Wallingford at The Upstage Theater on Stone Way. Quigg’s shows are selling out so she recently extended her run to include Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-5.

In a recent interview with theater reviewer Rosemary Jones of The Examiner, Quigg describes her show as “a series of stories around a theme, with original songs woven in. I tell about my journey from a conservative, Catholic, tomboy, through awkward, adolescent mishaps, to a woman who’s happy to enjoy her version of feminine appeal and let go of any rules she was given by others about being female.”

Quigg was also recently interviewed by Linda Thomas, KIRO’s “News Chick.” In the podcast, Quigg shares examples of some of the stories she tells and how audiences are reacting. Quigg had a recent audience member write her and say,  “Your show filled my chest with laughter, my eyes with tears, and my mind with questions about my own life. Best $15 I’ve spent in years.”

You can support this Central District artist by checking out her show either this weekend or next. Quigg likes to stay around afterwards and talk to her audience members. Let her know that you saw her story here.

Join in! Bike to Work Day Station at Madrona Park

Madrona and Leschi residents will be hosting the second annual Bike to Work Day station for cyclists on Friday, May 21st at Madrona Park. We’ll set up again near the rest area at the park and will be beckoning passing cyclists in for fresh-baked goods, OJ, coffee donated by the Leschi Starbucks and some time by the lake. We had about 70 cyclists stop by last year and hope for more this year.
 
People love to soak in the scenery during their lakeside commute. One of our visitors last year said, “This is the best Bike to Work Day stop. It’s so beautiful and zen. Everyone should come hang out by the lake in the morning like this.”
 
Come join us with your baked goods, juice and other breakfast goodies. It would also be great to get help creating signs to place by the road so cyclists know to stop by for treats. We’ll set up at 6:30 am and stay until 9 a.m. or so. Contact Bridget Quigg to participate: quiggles98@yahoo.com