Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose!
by Susan Poulin
CD, Maine Humor
ABOUT THE CD
This is a CD, not a DVD. Great for listening in your car. Warning: People have said they've had to pull over, they were laughing so hard. So, be careful!
This is the recording of the show that started it all. In 1997, writer and performer Susan Poulin created a character for our times: Ida LeClair. Since then, Ida's had five stage shows, including "Ida's Havin' a Yard Sale," "A Very Ida Christmas," "The Moose in Me, the Moose in You," and "I Married an Alien."
Ida lives in the small town of Mahoosuc Mills, Maine with her husband, Charlie. Stories? She's got a double-wide mobile home full of them. Find out what really happens when the husbands go off hunting for the weekend. Hear about the amazing adventures Ida and her friends, Celeste, Rita, Betty, Dot, and Shirley have in "the Bonneville." You've heard of Maine humor Down East? Here's Maine humor from in-state, the heart of the North country, where the women run with the moose.
ABOUT SUSAN POULIN
Writer and performer Susan Poulin is the author of ten plays, five of which feature her alter-ego, Ida LeClair. The first of these, 1997's Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose was awarded the Seacoast Media Group's Spotlight on the Arts Award for Best Play and Best Actress. Moose was followed in 2005 by Ida's Havin' a Yard Sale!, for which Susan received SMG's Best Original Script and Best Actress award and A Very Ida Christmas in 2008 (nominated for SMG's Best Original Script). The fourth installment in the series is The Moose in Me, The Moose in You! (2010), a motivational speech Ida gives as a Certified Maine Life Guide. Her newest Ida show is 2012's I Married an Alien! Susan also writes the popular Maine humor blog and podcast, Just Ask Ida.
Since her debut, Ida has entertained thousands of people from Maine to Minneapolis with her unique brand of wit and wisdom. Her sense of humor simply knows no bounds. In fact, 2010 marked Ida's international debut. Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose was produced by Tantramar Theatre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, featuring a Canadian Ida.
Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the "Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine," Susan Poulin has been creating and touring her original theatrical productions since 1992. A graduate of the University of Southern Maine, she was a featured performer in The Mirth of Venus and The Mirth Canal at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and at The Maine Festival, the Minneapolis Fringe Theater Festival and Portland, Maine's Cassandra Project. Her work has been supported by the NH State Council on the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Maine Humanities Council. Susan is also a popular keynote speaker, and has brought her humor and insight to presentations for Seacoast Women's Week, the American Cancer Society (New England Division), and the Personal Historians National Conference. Her essays have been heard on both Maine and New Hampshire Public Radio.
Born in Jackman, ME, Susan now lives in Eliot with her husband and collaborator, Gordon Carlisle, and their dog, Charlie (who oddly bares a striking resemblance to Ida's dog, Scamp).