A reading of Lisa Lampanelli’s new play, Stuffed, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor
Bay Street Theater presented a one-night-only special staged reading of LISA LAMPANELLI’s new play, STUFFED, about food, fat, and fearlessness. The staged reading cast included Lisa Lampanelli, Orlagh Cassidy, Jessica Luck and Zuzanna Szadkowski directed by Jackson Gay.
After the performance special VIP ticket holders had an opportunity to mix and mingle with the artists at a cocktail party in the lobby of the Bay Street Theater. “Stuffed” written by Lisa Lampanelli is a hilarious yet heartfelt new play by the two-time Grammy-nominated comedian and author Lisa Lampanelli. The play tackles weight, body image, and food issues from the perspective of four very different women with four very different problems. Delivered both in monologues and as interactions between the characters, the stories the four women tell are full of humor, soul, and passion, and will resonate with everyone who has ever struggled with food issues—or indeed, an addiction or compulsion of any kind. “Stuffed” will do for weight and food issues what “The Vagina Monologues” did for women’s nether-regions.
“Weight is a dominant issue in all of our lives, whether you can’t lose it or can’t keep it on,” said Artistic Director Scott Schwartz, “Our love/hate relationship to food is as complex and passionate as that with our most intense lover.”
Comedian/writer/actor Lisa Lampanelli is best-known as “Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean.” “Stuffed” is the first in a series of four plays she is writing about important issues to women. A regular on Sirius satellite radio’s “The Howard Stern Show,” Lampanelli has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Jimmy KimmelLive,” “The Dr. Oz Show,” and “Good Morning America.” She was also a member of the cast of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” Season 5, raising $130,000 for her charity, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Ms. Lampanelli has also been nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album,” and has six, one-hour televised specials, including her HBO special, “Long Live The Queen.”
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Photography: Barry Gordin
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Backstage with Zuzanna Szadkowski, Jessica Luck, Lisa Lampanelli, and Orlagh Cassidy
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