The Most Massive Woman Wins

Critics

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Reviews: 1

Audience

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Reviews: 9

Four women in a waiting room of a liposuction clinic reveal their experiences dealing with their weight issues through monologues, short scenes, and schoolyard rhymes. From painful childhood memories to frustrations with the opposite sex, these experiences both haunt and empower these women as they imagine their way to a new vision of themselves as beautiful and whole? Don't miss The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George.

Reviews

Savannah Rutledge, Rachel Frost and Alexandra Fiallos all turn in strong performances, but the real standout here is Yridia Ayvar, who also produced and directed this play. She has a real presence and delivers her best lines with a fevered intensity.

sweet - Kathy Flynn - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Loved it a must see. Wonderful and very talented women. Very strong performance with each of the characters. Savannah Rutledge can really bring the crying scenes to life and bring you to tears. Congratulations to all of these strong women who have showed us what we have battled with at some point of our lifes. Keep reaching for the stars they are at your reach.

sweet - Veronica Rutledge


The monologues in this play were so powerful. If you have the chance to go see it I definitely recommend it. The director Yridia Ayvar used creative movement throughout the whole play to bring these stories to life. Go watch it if you can!

sweet - Rubi Jimenez


I think everyone did an amazing job at portraying the struggles women go through when it comes to body image. Lights, music, movements and monologues were all moving in their own way. Every character has something that we can all relate to and that's somewhat comforting. 10/10, would absolutely recommend.

sweet - Alexa K


Go see it! I recently had the chance to see this energetic group of young actors at the LACC theater. They delivered a truly moving performance which went beyond being intensive, it enveloped the audience in a journey of empathy. Even without the benefit of having read the book (or being a woman), I was soon immersed in the emotional struggles of this group of women waiting for a surgical procedure that was not their choice, neither about being ‘cured'. The stage presence of these talented ladies will make you re-examine the innumerable ways in which women have been subjected to the mental conditioning that engenders this terrible affliction of self-image. I'm sure this cast will deliver an impressive encore at the Lounge Theater.

sweet - Edward


I absolutely loved the show!!! It was brilliantly directed and all the performances were very strong! I was so empowered from this show and I highly encourage audiences of all backgrounds to come and see it. If you have free time during the festival, you have to see the show. You don't want to miss this!

sweet - Sam Johnson


The Most Massive Women Wins is a piece of new era theatre that you will not want to miss! The four women in the production each bring about something different and the show takes you through the breathtaking stories of these different characters. The director Yridia Ayvar uses beautiful stage pictures in the choreography and telling of the story to make it flow seemlessly and kept me entertained. There are varying levels which allowed lighthearted moments of laughter and then some very sad dark moments. This show opened my eyes to the issues that women have gone through in history and that still occur today. Savannah Rutlege gives a heart wrenching performance that leaves you feeling for these humans and wanting more and more. The eyes tell it all and you see the struggle of what these humans have been through. It is something special that steals your attention and gives you things to think about after it's over. Overall the passion put into these piece is enough to make me want to go back night after night.

sweet - Trenton Tabak


A truth revealing story about four women and their own unique struggles with weight and how their identities as women relate to this. The director, Yridia Ayvar, uses a strong amount of movement to drive the narrative forward all whilst using a cast of four, everyday women to indicate that the pains these four women go through, are relevant to women of all shapes and sizes. Alexandra Fiallos has a particularly strong sense of movement which she uses in tandem with her deep voice to deliver a powerful and memorable performance.

sweet - Laurent Sayer


As a male watching this production, a gateway to the reality of gender imbalances was further opened. While the performances are excellent and passion evident, the story's core lends itself to further thought which posthumously simmers with the viewer. All actors vulnerably shared a piece of themselves on stage, and Alexandra Fiallos' performance was of genuine distinction. Her booming voice and steering presence makes anyone sit at attention. As the goosebumps settle and the story resides, a bittersweet taste lingers as the piece's social commentary feels more pertinent than ever.

sweet - Johan Erik


A glimpse into womanhood. The thoughts you're too embarrassed to say aloud. An emotional journey that is all too familiar. In this version of The Most Massive Woman Wins the audience has a front row seat to the every day struggles of a woman. It shows what struggles that magazines, unrealistic expectations, a boyfriend, your mom, and even your own mind can do to you. You see yourself on that stage. Through intricate movement pieces and spoken word you embark on this exploration with the women as they unfold and discover the truths we keep so well-hidden. The Most Massive Woman Wins is the perfect show for displaying how strong and unbreakable women have been, are, and always will be no matter what.

sweet - Mary Smith


Savannah Rutledge, Rachel Frost and Alexandra Fiallos all turn in strong performances, but the real standout here is Yridia Ayvar, who also produced and directed this play. She has a real presence and delivers her best lines with a fevered intensity.

sweet - Kathy Flynn - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Loved it a must see. Wonderful and very talented women. Very strong performance with each of the characters. Savannah Rutledge can really bring the crying scenes to life and bring you to tears. Congratulations to all of these strong women who have showed us what we have battled with at some point of our lifes. Keep reaching for the stars they are at your reach.

sweet - Veronica Rutledge


The monologues in this play were so powerful. If you have the chance to go see it I definitely recommend it. The director Yridia Ayvar used creative movement throughout the whole play to bring these stories to life. Go watch it if you can!

sweet - Rubi Jimenez


I think everyone did an amazing job at portraying the struggles women go through when it comes to body image. Lights, music, movements and monologues were all moving in their own way. Every character has something that we can all relate to and that's somewhat comforting. 10/10, would absolutely recommend.

sweet - Alexa K


Go see it! I recently had the chance to see this energetic group of young actors at the LACC theater. They delivered a truly moving performance which went beyond being intensive, it enveloped the audience in a journey of empathy. Even without the benefit of having read the book (or being a woman), I was soon immersed in the emotional struggles of this group of women waiting for a surgical procedure that was not their choice, neither about being ‘cured'. The stage presence of these talented ladies will make you re-examine the innumerable ways in which women have been subjected to the mental conditioning that engenders this terrible affliction of self-image. I'm sure this cast will deliver an impressive encore at the Lounge Theater.

sweet - Edward


I absolutely loved the show!!! It was brilliantly directed and all the performances were very strong! I was so empowered from this show and I highly encourage audiences of all backgrounds to come and see it. If you have free time during the festival, you have to see the show. You don't want to miss this!

sweet - Sam Johnson


The Most Massive Women Wins is a piece of new era theatre that you will not want to miss! The four women in the production each bring about something different and the show takes you through the breathtaking stories of these different characters. The director Yridia Ayvar uses beautiful stage pictures in the choreography and telling of the story to make it flow seemlessly and kept me entertained. There are varying levels which allowed lighthearted moments of laughter and then some very sad dark moments. This show opened my eyes to the issues that women have gone through in history and that still occur today. Savannah Rutlege gives a heart wrenching performance that leaves you feeling for these humans and wanting more and more. The eyes tell it all and you see the struggle of what these humans have been through. It is something special that steals your attention and gives you things to think about after it's over. Overall the passion put into these piece is enough to make me want to go back night after night.

sweet - Trenton Tabak


A truth revealing story about four women and their own unique struggles with weight and how their identities as women relate to this. The director, Yridia Ayvar, uses a strong amount of movement to drive the narrative forward all whilst using a cast of four, everyday women to indicate that the pains these four women go through, are relevant to women of all shapes and sizes. Alexandra Fiallos has a particularly strong sense of movement which she uses in tandem with her deep voice to deliver a powerful and memorable performance.

sweet - Laurent Sayer


As a male watching this production, a gateway to the reality of gender imbalances was further opened. While the performances are excellent and passion evident, the story's core lends itself to further thought which posthumously simmers with the viewer. All actors vulnerably shared a piece of themselves on stage, and Alexandra Fiallos' performance was of genuine distinction. Her booming voice and steering presence makes anyone sit at attention. As the goosebumps settle and the story resides, a bittersweet taste lingers as the piece's social commentary feels more pertinent than ever.

sweet - Johan Erik


A glimpse into womanhood. The thoughts you're too embarrassed to say aloud. An emotional journey that is all too familiar. In this version of The Most Massive Woman Wins the audience has a front row seat to the every day struggles of a woman. It shows what struggles that magazines, unrealistic expectations, a boyfriend, your mom, and even your own mind can do to you. You see yourself on that stage. Through intricate movement pieces and spoken word you embark on this exploration with the women as they unfold and discover the truths we keep so well-hidden. The Most Massive Woman Wins is the perfect show for displaying how strong and unbreakable women have been, are, and always will be no matter what.

sweet - Mary Smith