Humorist Maddy Sinclair kicks of the new series of shows with
“Why Am I Telling You This?”on October 17th

(SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA) Looking for a great new reason to stay up late in San Luis Obispo? Look no further. The San Luis Obispo Little Theatre is happy to announce the creation of a brand new series of shows called AFTER HOURS @slotheatre. The series will feature five comedies, hilarious new works and tried and true comedy treats, performed on the Little Theatre stage immediately following the regular mainstage show. First up on the schedule is Maddy Sinclair in Why Am I Telling You This? an original one-woman show premiering on October 17th at 9:30 pm and running through October 26th, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 pm and Sundays at 7 pm, immediately following Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Ms. Sinclair has been a favorite contributor to the Little Theatre’s late-night original works showcase No Shame Theatre for more than two years and her first one-woman show takes her British stand-up style to a whole new level as she presents her outrageous slant on how to be yourself in a world that expects you to be someone else. The show is directed by well-known local actress, director and former stand-up comedian Jill Turnbow. Tickets are only $20 and may be purchased at All performances take place at the SLO LITTLE THEATRE, 888 Morro Street in San Luis Obispo.

Maddy Sinclair was born in Kent, England and raised in London and Nottingham by her Scottish father and Swiss mother. A late bloomer as a writer and performer, Maddy was not what one would call a “funny child” but found her comedic voice in her mid-thirties through writing. Maddy is a regular contributor of original work at the Little Theatre’s once a month No Shame Theatre, and has also been a storyteller at Monsoon Voices in Phoenix, AZ. She can occasionally be seen at SLOlio in San Luis Obispo and performing stand-up comedy at various venues on the Central Coast. She was invited to perform her comic memoir A Tale of Two Willies at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Lit Lounge in 2013.

Jill Turnbow is an actress/director now living on the Central Coast. She spent 20 years traveling the country as a stand-up comic, and while living in LA, she had her own highly-acclaimed one-woman show, Between Iraq and a Hard Place which she performed in LA, NYC, and Montreal, Canada. When not at her day job pouring wine at Moonstone Cellars, Jill loves to hang around SLO Little Theatre, just to annoy Kevin Harris. She will revive her one-woman show, Between Iraq and a Hard Place, later this season at the Little Theatre.

The Little Theatre is very happy to offer a new series of five, fabulous “after hours” comedies in downtown SLO. The series of shows was inspired by the success of last season’s late-night holiday production of The Santaland Diaries with Kevin Harris and will feature the work of five, very talented local artists, giving them a showcase to perform their work and offering the community an entertaining alternative to late-night bar-hopping or perhaps a great reason NOT to simply go home and go to bed! All shows will take place immediately following regular mainstage shows at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 pm and on Sundays at 7 pm. In addition to Why Am I Telling You This? featuring Maddy Sinclair, the series will include:

THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris, featuring Kevin Harris | December 12-21, 2014
WE’RE CANCELING CABLE! (and other empty threats) by Michael Kaplan | January 16-25, 2015
THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE by Jane Wagner, featuring Suzy Newman | April 11-26, 2015
BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE written by and featuring Jill Turnbow | May 29-June 14, 2-15

SPONSORS: After Hours @slotheatre has been generously sponsored by: Rosh Wright and Gregg and Rob Wolff.

An After Hours @slotheatre show
Written and performed by Maddy Sinclair
Directed by Jill Turnbow

WHEN: October 17-26, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm
Sundays at 7pm
Immediately following Picasso at the Lapin Agile

WHERE: San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo

EVENT DESCRIPTION: SLO Little Theatre’s After Hours @slotheatre series presents Maddy Sinclair’s WHY AM I TELLING YOU THIS?, October 17-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 pm and Sundays at 7 pm, directly following Picasso at Lapin Agile, at the SLO Little Theatre, 888 Morro Street in San Luis Obispo. Tickets at or call (805) 786-2440.

COST: $20

PHONE: (805) 786-2440


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