Reading of new Lisa Lampanelli play 'Fat Girls, Interrupted' during Westport Country Playhouse

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Grammy-nominated comedian and author Lisa Lampanelli has created a new play called “Fat Girls, Interrupted,” that will accept a reading on Saturday, Mar 19, during Westport Country Playhouse.

Grammy-nominated comedian and author Lisa Lampanelli has created a new play called “Fat Girls, Interrupted,” that will accept a reading on Saturday, Mar 19, during Westport Country Playhouse.

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Grammy-nominated comedian and author Lisa Lampanelli has created a new play called ”Fat Girls, Interrupted,” that will accept a reading on Saturday, Mar 19, during Westport Country Playhouse.

Grammy-nominated comedian and author Lisa Lampanelli has created a new play called ”Fat Girls, Interrupted,” that will accept a reading on Saturday, Mar 19, during Westport Country Playhouse.

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Grammy-nominated comedian and author Lisa Lampanelli has created a new play called “Fat Girls, Interrupted,” that will accept a reading on Saturday, Mar 19, during Westport Country Playhouse.

Grammy-nominated comedian and author Lisa Lampanelli has created a new play called “Fat Girls, Interrupted,” that will accept a reading on Saturday, Mar 19, during Westport Country Playhouse.

Photo: Dan Dion / Contributed Photo

Reading of new Lisa Lampanelli play ‘Fat Girls, Interrupted’ during Westport Country Playhouse

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Lisa Lampanelli is best-known as comedy’s friendly “Queen of Mean.” But a comedian, actor and author unequivocally doesn’t have a meant bone in her body. In fact, she’s utterly merciful (with a good, clever humorous bone).

The Grammy-nominated artist recently finished a initial of 4 plays she’s essay on issues critical to women. Called “Fat Girls, Interrupted,” a square will accept a reading during Westport Country Playhouse on Saturday, Mar 19.

The heartfelt, nonetheless humorous, play tackles weight, physique picture and food struggles from a viewpoint of 4 unequivocally opposite women, with 4 singular problems. Delivered both in monologues and as interactions between a characters, it speaks to everybody who has ever battled food issues, or with an obsession or constraint of any kind.

“I am so psyched to do this in Westport,” pronounced Lampanelli, of a reading, that will advantage a Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. Aside from Lampanelli, “Fat Girls, Interrupted” facilities Broadway singer Lisa Howard, radio and film maestro Patricia Kalember and visitor Jessica Luck. Lampanelli common some-more in a new interview.

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Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Saturday, Mar 19, 8 p.m. $100, $50, $25. 203-227-4177, 888-927-7529, westportplayhouse.org. Adult language, artists theme to change. Additional element contributed by Ashley Austin Morris.

Q: How did this play come to be, and what finished we write it?

A: we creatively wrote it as a one-woman show, though scrapped it and finished it into this so it will ring with some-more people. we doubt there is a chairman out there who hasn’t struggled with one of these things as a woman, and substantially as a man, too. These days many group are also food, weight and physique obsessed. A lot of a idea of this play was to make people feel reduction alone in their struggles.

Q: we know you’ve had a personal tie with some of what’s explored in this piece. Can we share some-more on that?

A: we struggled with weight and food issues from when we went to college during 18 until we strike 50. we attempted each diet and practice module on a world and had tons of self-hate since of weight benefit and not being means to attain (at losing it). we had weight detriment medicine during 50. … we mislaid 107 pounds. we started revelation a story and people seemed desirous by how we kept perplexing until we found what worked for me. we kept it off for 4 years, and still have it off by diet and exercise. we motionless this should be out there — somebody revelation a law about all a things they’ve left through. … we wanted to do a play that unequivocally felt like it was gonna assistance other people though being preachy, and that would make them giggle and make them feel emotions without, we know, being a speech.

Q: “Fat Girls, Interrupted” is a powerful, familiar title. Where did that come from?

A: “Fat” seems to be a word many people fear hearing. … And in multitude you’re authorised to call someone fat and not have any repercussions during all. Everyone can call Adele fat and contend Elton John got fat, though if we call someone a secular offence or a happy slur, or anything else, it’s deliberate reparation worthy, so we consider that is a good word to have in a title. But titles change, so who knows what we’ll finish adult with. … But we do like a word. And we like that we’re addressing a fact that job somebody fat, to them, could be only as bad as job them any other kind of slur.

Q: You’re a unchanging on Howard Stern’s radio uncover and have seemed on radio with everybody from David Letterman and Chelsea Handler to Jimmy Kimmel and Dr. Oz. You were also on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” where we lifted thousands for your charity, a Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Which gig was a many fun, or many memorable, and why?

A: “Celebrity Apprentice” was violent since it was 16 weeks of unequivocally tough work, and we was propitious adequate to stay on. … we finished a final 4 and warranted $130,000 for my charity. So that felt unequivocally good. we would contend that was a many noted since it authorised me to work tough for something we cared about. But it was a many overpowering thing I’ve ever done, a many violent thing, literally operative 20 hours a day, 6 days a week for crazy folks like myself. … And we was looking during Donald Trump’s hair adult tighten and personal for 16 weeks in a row, and still wasn’t means to figure out what was going on adult there. That’s a truth!

lkoonz@newstimes.com; Twitter@LindaTKoonz

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