EVENT: I Wanna F***ing Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould
DATES: February 15 - March 23
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