Ashlie Atkinson (Neil La Bute's "Fat Pig") is featured in the world premiere of the Laura Jacqmin's play "January Joiner: A Weight Loss Horror Comedy" (Well, that title's a mouthfill.)
The play, staged by associate artistic director Eric Ting, will begin previews at
The cast includes Anthony Bowden, Tonya Glanz, Meredith Holzman, Maria-Christina Oliveras and Daniel Stewart Sherman.
The theater describes the work: "Inspired to write the play by events in her family life, Jacqmin blends elements of horror and comedy in an effort to depict the struggles of
"The play grapples with the American obsession with size, and what our bodies say about us,” says Jacqmin, a
"At its heart it is a play about two sisters growing apart, about becoming so different that they don't recognize each other," Ting said in a press release from the theater.
Jacqmin's play "Two Lakes, Two Rivers," received a staged reading at the 2012 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in
Jacqmin's plays have been produced and developed at such venues as Atlantic Theater Company, Old Vic New Voices, Roundabout Underground, Vineyard Theatre, Ars Nova, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and Second Stage Theatre.
Tickets are $45-$65.