November 9-12 after Suitcase Stories (approx. 10pm) at Pacific Theatre
THE MOST MASSIVE WOMAN WINS by Madeleine George
“I’m about to have my body surgically removed”
November 9 – 12
IN SHORT: Stone’s Throw Productions presents The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George. Four woman sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image. Playing Nov 9-12 after Suitcase Stories (approx. 10:00pm). 1440 W 12th Ave. Pay-what-you-think-it’s-worth-after-the-show, cash only.
Challenging, brutal, touching and hilarious. Stone’s Throw Productions brings an exploration of body image to the stage in The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George. Four women sit in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic. As the clock ticks and the procedure draws closer, memories, nightmares, and schoolyard rhymes begin to intrude, and the women are forced to reckon with their relationships to food, their bodies, and the people in their lives.
Body Image. An issue so prevalent in our society it may be viewed as “cliché.” The Most Massive Woman Wins replaces general concepts of body image and eating disorders with living and breathing characters. Negative body image is more prevalent than ever as we are inundated with media: Instagram models, Facebook advertisements, clothing billboards and sexually explicit TV commercials. With an Ideal Image center right down the street from Pacific Theatre, and various new fat reduction treatments being offered, The Most Massive Woman Wins explores reasons why women of various sizes and ages undergo procedures in order to achieve an “ideal image.”
Featuring Pacific Theatre’s 2016/2017 apprentices Danielle Klaudt, Paige Louter and Lindsay Curl in addition to Debra Sears, a familiar face on the Pacific Theatre stage. Director Sarah Rose’s past projects include Lascivious Something, Lost in Twine (Vancouver Fringe), The Vagina Monologues (UBC V-Day), and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Blue Egg Showcase). She holds a certificate in Advanced Directing from the National Theater Institute. She can’t wait to work on this script: “It’s a privilege to work with this ensemble on MMWW, a gutsy play about our intensely conflicting pressures and desires — between our public and private selves, between taking up space and disappearing, between ripping ourselves apart and stitching ourselves back together, between wanting and not-wanting.”
Directed by Sarah Rose. Featuring Lindsay Curl, Danielle Klaudt, Paige Louter, and Debra Sears. Sound Design by Ryan Scramstad. Lighting Design by Phil Miguel. Stage Management by Linzi Voth.
Details: The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George
When: Nov 9-Nov 12. Wednesday-Saturday after Suitcase Stories. Approximately 10:00pm
Where: Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave (at Hemlock), Vancouver, BC
Tickets: Pay-what-you-think-it’s-worth, cash only after the show
While operating a fully professional mainstage, Pacific Theatre is also community based and offers non-professional artists opportunities to work along side theatre professionals in its community shows through its non-professional counterpart, Stone’s Throw Productions. Most Stone’s Throw shows are produced by our season apprentices. The Most Massive Woman Wins features Pacific Theatre’s 2016/2017 apprentices Danielle Klaudt, Paige Louter, and Lindsay Curl in addition to Debra Sears, a familiar face on the Pacific Theatre stage. Local director Sarah Rose is a recent graduate of the National Theatre Institute and is privileged to dive into a provocative play about women’s struggles with body image.