Maggie's sister, Jordan, has just gotten engaged, and the wedding practically all planned out, from the centerpieces to the napkin colors, to the bridesmaids dresses-the bridesmaids dresses that are only carried up to a size 12. There's just one problem. Maggie is nowhere near a size 12. Determined to not disrupt her sister's big day, Maggie finds guidance in a weight-loss group called The Calorie Counters. As Jordan buries herself in her wedding arrangements and Maggie uproots her life for the chance to fit in, the sisters begin to discover secrets that they had kept hidden from each other and themselves. In a world devoted to Pinterest wedding boards and inspirational fitness blogs, The Calorie Counters looks at the things we try too hard to prove to others and to ourselves, and how we can hide from our bodies or use them to shield us from the things that scare us most.
The cast includes Serina Johnston (Maggie), TCTP Staff Member Emily Lindberg (Jordan), Zach Tabor (Charlie), Carlos Villalpando (Alex), and Christian Morris (Nick), with Jessika Cummins, Reginald Hemphill, and Michael Wilson understudying.
THE CALORIE COUNTERS will be directed by TCTP Company Member Melissa Golden. Artistic and production staff include TCTP Artistic Director Marc James (Assistant Director/Sound Design), Charlotte Lastra (Set Design), and Joan Pritchard (Costume Design).
THE CALORIE COUNTERS will run March 18 – April 20, 2019 at The Frontier, 1106 W Thorndale Ave, Chicago, IL 60660. Performances will be Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. There will be no performances on March 21 or 28.
The Cuckoo's Theater Project produces works that expose the discomforts of human nature. By navigating the struggle as a community, we seek to find light within the darkness in the hopes of creating a brighter future.
To learn more about THE CALORIE COUNTERS and about The Cuckoo’s Theater Project, visit their website at thecuckoostheaterproject.com
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