20 – 25 Aug | 8pm | Boys’ School
“Must be seen by everyone, no matter sex, age or career.”“A masterpiece of courage, self-assessment, and truth.”“I don’t think I’m the same person after seeing it!”
Following her international sold-out tour, Kate Huffman (Fresh Off the Boat, Castle) is bringing “one of the most commanding solo shows around today” back to Dublin’s Smock Alley for a week long run in August. This shockingly hilarious, brutally honest solo show covers decades of OCD and eating disorders, but with comedic perfection, it defies preconceived notions and connects performer and audience in the mutually experienced dilemma that is LIFE. 18 characters, multi-media effects, and gut-busting humor allow all people with any kind of neuroses or negative self-talk to laugh at themselves.
WINNER of the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Encore Producer’s Award and nominee for both the Soaring Solo Award and a Valley Theatre Award, the show speaks to #MeToo by examining the overlap between body objectification and sexual harassment, thus offering a new and honest look at body image and eating disorders. And thanks to the witty and brilliantly executed comedy, Huffman manages to tear down dividing walls of shame and silence and connect.
“A moving experience and very, very, very funny.”“One of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen.”“The STAR QUALITY you find in performers just having fun up there…INFECTIOUS.”“You can’t leave without reflecting on the universal experience of being a woman in this society.”“THIS IS HOW IDEAS SHOULD BE SHARED.”
“One of the most commanding solo shows around today.” – Jewish Journal“A rare solo performance shows that deftly balances humor, gravitas, pathos, education, and energy into a soul-baring beautiful performance expertly delivered.” – Nerd of Color“Ruthlessly honest; Huffman exposes literally her innermost core with biting and intelligent humour.” -Gia on the Move“By far the most entertaining one-person show I have ever seen anywhere anytime.” – Santa Monica Observed“Perfect balance of truth, wit, and humor…poignant.” – LA Post-Examiner“Impressive, brave, a tad disturbing, and funny. The kind of STAR QUALITY you find in SNL performers who are just having fun up there…INFECTIOUS.”“So well-paced, such a perfect mixture of comedy and tragedy. I thought I knew about eating disorders, but I learned a lot.”