Why does chocolate seem to cure all ills? Why are overweight women so often complimented on their skin? These questions and more are explored in Madeleine George’s moving and comic play The Most Massive Woman Wins, which will be performed at The Cubiculo on Oct. 2 and 3.
Set in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic, the play tells the darkly funny tale of four women’s struggles to conform to society’s body ideals. As they wait their turn for surgery, each of these women—a mother, a bulimic, a self-harmer and a post-modern feminist—recall the events that have led them to believe that they need plastic surgery to be happy.
“It is a short but dense ensemble piece,” writes Britney Hines '09, who directs the one-act play.
Part of Gender Month, the event is co-sponsored by the Women's Center and the Department of Theatre & Dance. Each of the 8 p.m. performances will be followed by a faculty/student discussion about modern media and the female form.