Best-selling author and comedian Mike Birbiglia is presenting his one-man show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, this Friday at the Holland Center.
Birbiglia is a regular guest on Public Radio International’s This American Life, heard Saturday mornings on KIOS. He says he’s creating a film from footage of My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, a show he says he’s constantly rewriting.
Birbiglia says the show is about how he decided to get married despite his not believing in the idea of marriage.
The Benson Theatre was built in 1926 as a vaudeville theatre. It was converted to a movie theatre in the 1940’s, and became retail space in 1953.
In 2010, the space was purchased by Lund Ross Contractors for the purpose of restoring the theatre to its original purpose.
Monty Eich, Marketing Manager for the Benson Theatre Project, says the organization wants the theatre to become a community hub. He says the plan is to offer live musical, theatrical, and comedy events, as well as select films.