Crack Whore, Bulimic, Girl-Next-Door is a one-act play chronicling one woman’s journey through her depression and bulimiarexia. It is a painfully funny look at body image, addiction, and the obsession with fitting into society’s ideal of beauty and thinness.
Marnie Olson wrote and produced this play for the first time in 2006 (when it received a Go! from LA Weekly) and in 2009 at her now-demolished theatre space, the Psychic Visions Theatre in Culver City. In 2018, the play was remounted at the Belfry Theatre in North Hollywood. Audience response has always been enthusiastic to this show, and RoadKill Productions (Marnie’s company since 1992) decided to bring it at last to the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
It is part poetry and prose, part sketch and part narrative with a few snappy dance numbers mixed in. Three actresses portray one woman in various stages of her eating disorder. They are joined by one male actor portraying various influences in her childhood development, teenage years and young adulthood.
This autobiographical theatrical experience intimately exposes the perils of womanhood, the rawness of living through sexual trauma and culminates in discovering the inner strength to live comfortably in one’s own skin.
WHO: Produced by: RoadKill Productions, Written by Marnie Olson, Directed by Jennifer Novak Chun, Starring Elisabeth Blake, Michelle Danyn, Gloria Galvan & Edward Alvarado. Production assistants: Susy Vera & Melissa Perl. Graphic & Technical Design: Joshua Silva
WHEN: Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 Performance dates: Sat Jun 8th @ 6:30 pm (preview), Sat Jun 15th @ 8:30 pm, Thu June 20th @ 10:30 pm, Sun June 23rd @ 2:00 pm, Wed June 26th @ 6:30 pm
WHERE: The Complex Hollywood, in the Ruby Theatre, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038
TICKETS: Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/5614 Sales at the door are CASH ONLY
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