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I Wanna F***ing Tear You Apart at Rivendell

  • Rivendell Theatre 5775 North Ridge Avenue Chicago, IL 60660 United States (map)
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EVENT: I Wanna F***ing Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould

DATES: February 15 - March 23


COST: Varies

I Wanna F***ing Tear You Apart
A Midwest Premiere

By Morgan Gould
Directed by Jessica Fisch
Featuring RTE Member Jessican Ervin

Samantha and Leo are a team—best friends and roommates, fat girl and gay guy against the world—until a new friend upends their cozy co-dependent diet of mutual self-loathing and Grey’s Anatomy marathons. An ode to the complications of friendship in its many fucked-up forms, with a special nod to a kind of love that sometimes looks a lot like rage.

Produced first at D.C.’s Studio theatre, I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart challenges assumptions around niceness, beauty, and mainstream acceptance as it upends traditional narratives about fat women—Gould herself identifies openly as such—by putting a fat woman at its center. I’m not chubby or big-boned,” says Gould. “I’m fat. That’s who I am”.

VENUE: Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

Earlier Event: February 15
Made to Dance in Burning Buildings
Later Event: February 16
Overlooked Latinas by Tina D'Elia