Lisa Lampanelli's Stuffed Announces Early Closing at the Westside Theatre
The play is now in performances of its second off-Broadway run.
Stuffed had an initial run at the WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater) in fall 2016, opening its second off-Broadway production at the Westside Theatre on October 31. At the time of closing, Stuffed will have played 31 previews and 23 regular performances. Ticket buyers for performances after November 19 should contact their point-of-purchase for a refund.
The play is described as follows: "The four characters in Stuffed are a lifelong dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal, and a permanent size-zero. The play features Lampanelli's famously irreverent voice, signature wit, and an extra-large scoop of razor-sharp insight into the crazy-making world of our relationships with food. With Lisa onstage, alongside a talented cast, Stuffed doesn't shy away from tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better — muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try?"
The production currently stars Lampanelli, Marsha Stephanie Blake (NYTW's Othello), Lauren Ann Brickman (Upright Citizens Brigade) and Eden Malyn (House of Lies), with understudies Dionne Audain (Top Ten) and Angela Janas (Hamlet). Jackson Gay directs.
"My hope is that the people who saw Stuffed have a little more compassion and understanding for those going through difficult times around food, weight, and their bodies," said Lampanelli in a statement. "I know that after writing the play, I definitely do."