All Those Violent Sweaters & The Most Massive Woman Wins

RUNNING TIME
Closed
2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Jun 17, 2009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Most Massive Woman Wins first performed in 1994 at the New York Young Playwright's Festival, is now recognized as a groundbreaking play on the subject of women's bodies in society. Set in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic, four women preparing to undergo surgery come to find waiting is the hardest part. Each woman's story speaks to the core of our personal feelings of inadequacy and asks why we punish ourselves for our imperfections. All Those Violent Sweaters plays with our sense of memory and nostalgia. Is it possible to recall things truthfully when our memories are always affected by our emotions? As Edith looks back on Patti-Jo, her best friend from high school, the past dissolves until she can no longer separate fact from fiction. Melodrama and hysteria override the memory, and the emotional life of an adolescent girl takes over. Edith is plunged into an upside-down landscape of romance novels, Olan Mills portraits, and the boredom of living in 1980's small town America. Ultimately Edith will have to decide which is more important; what actually happened between the two girls or how it feels after all these years?

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