‘When Jesus Divorced Me’ Presented by off the WALL Productions at Carnegie Stage Opens October 6th

Originally premiering at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, this revised production is sure to build upon the original, which won “Best New Script” during its premiere. 

About the story: She was married to the man of her dreams. Shortly after their wedding, he is cast at a theme park where he either plays Jesus or crucifies him every day at 3. She tries to be proud of her husband in his new endeavor. Not until a princess from a neighboring theme park enters the picture does she realize something is amiss. Now, she is left with the weird and weirdly funny aftermath. It is a story about dealing with life’s messes and breakups. This surprising folk-music concert from Laura Irene Young expertly moves from gut-busting to gut-punching with a score that is equally cheeky and vulnerable. 

About the Creator: Laura Irene Young has been a writer, director, and actor for many years. Favorite acting credits include Julie in After Miss Julie, Marian Paroo in The Music Man, and Lorraine in Bubble Boy. Young, a lover of odd contracts, performed as a jellyfish in an Amish Musical and as a zombie apocalypse survivor. Laura Irene Young co-directed the 2022 season of Hershey Park Dark Nights and directs a local elementary school musical featuring over 125 children every year. She has written a children’s book series, The Dapper Adventures, based on her dog. Dapper teaches kids how to live with anxiety and still go on adventures. Laura is writing a few more shows soon to see the light of day. www.lauraireneyoung.com

About the Director: Allison M. Weakland made her New York City debut in the fall of 2011 when she directed Take Two Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning for The Manhattan Theatre Source’s Estrogenius Festival. She is thrilled to return to off the WALL Productions after directing Not Medea in 2019. She has directed for many companies in the greater Pittsburgh area, including South Park Theatre, Old Schoolhouse Players, Little Lake Theatre, Throughline Theatre Company, and Prime Stage Theatre. Allison had the wonderful opportunity to assistant direct the Broadway hit Seminar and the world premiere of Hope and Gravity at City Theatre. Allison earned her BA in Performance and Technical Theatre from Seton Hill University.


When Jesus Divorced Me | Created and Performed by Laura Irene Young and Directed by Allison M. Weakland | Presented by off the WALL Productions at Carnegie Stage October 6th-21st on Select Nights

For tickets and showtimes, go to www.insideoffthewall.com

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