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Julia Sweeney

  • Dates:  October 21, 2017
  • Times:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Host:  Center For Inquiry Michigan
    Location:  Women's City Club
    254 E. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 706-2029
  • Category:  Lecture/Education
  • Price Per Person:  Tickets $20 VIP Tickets $125

Julia Sweeney joins us for a conversation about facing the challenges of life, love and loss as a compassionate atheist, and the importance of being openly secular.

Julia Sweeney's presentation is part of Center For Inquiry Michigan's 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Tickets $20. VIP Tickets $125

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About the Speaker

Julia Sweeney is a writer, director, actress, comedian and monologist. She is known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995, where she created and popularized the androgynous character, Pat.

She is also well known for her comedic and dramatic monologues. God Said Ha! is a monologue about serious illness, her brother's lymphoma and her own cancer, and her family's crazy reactions to this crisis as they soldiered their way through struggle, confusion and death. This play was performed all over the U.S. and on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater. It was made into a film produced by Quentin Tarantino, and the comedy album from the show was nominated for a Grammy.

Sweeney's second monologue, In the Family Way, played in theatrical runs in New York and Los Angeles. It was ultimately fashioned into a book, a memoir titled If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother. Sweeney's third monologue, Letting Go of God, chronicled her journey from Catholicism to atheism. It was made into a film that played on Showtime.

Julia Sweeney
  • Times:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • October 21, 2017 to October 21, 2017
  • Women's City Club
  • Tickets $20 VIP Tickets $125