On Friday, November 13, “The Most Massive Woman Wins,” will be presented at the Oswego Center for the Performing Arts. The show makes its Oswego premiere under the direction of recent State University of New York at Potsdam graduate Kirsten Johnson.
“The Most Massive Woman Wins,” was written by Madeleine George, and first performed in 1994 at the New York Young Playwright’s Festival. Since then the show has been recognized as a groundbreaking play on the subject of women’s bodies in society.
The story takes place in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic, where four women are preparing to undergo surgery. As they wait, the women confide in each other the events of their past that led them to choose this procedure. In this humorous, witty and heart-felt script, they reveal and re-live their experiences as children, students, mothers, professionals — and their struggles with eating disorders, self-mutilation and depression as they try to conform to society’s “ideal” body image.
The Show features a cast of area actresses Amanda Mosher, Beverly Murtha, Kara Swindells, and Shanna White.
“The Most Massive Woman Wins” will be performed at the Oswego Center for the Performing Arts, located in the former St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, at the corner of West Third and Erie Streets, in Oswego, on November 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on November 15 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information call 315-342-5265 or e-mail [email protected]