There’s no doubt that body image is still very much an issue for most women – at least most women I know (myself included) have expressed some sort of dissatisfaction with their own body. Here we meet four women at a liposuction clinic. The play is interspersed with monologues, childhood flashbacks, and playground songs.
The text is highly problematic as it tries to be too many dogmatic issues into one 40-minute play, but there are a few lovely poetic moments. The only reason the play doesn’t turn into just a depressing look at the pressures of the female body is due to director Lish Ananda’s inventive direction. Her young cast makes a valiant effort, however this piece really needs more mature and experienced actors. Ananda paces the piece sharply and keeps if from becoming just one note, highlighting the moments of absurd comedy. There are a few moments of over direction where the movement is forced, however, Ananda is definitely a director I’ll be on the lookout for.