Eating Out

by  Marcia Dixcy

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  3f

Three women discuss their issues with weight and how their body issues have affected their lives.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Three women discuss their issues with weight and how their body issues have affected their lives. Chriss maintains a bare-bones diet, Melanie purges, and Pat has a history with pills. They each suffer in their own bodies.

Published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 1.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: a dark stage: each woman is lit by a spotlight and may have a table besides her
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f
CHRISS – an anorexic woman obsessed with ridding all body fat
MELANIE– a bulimic woman who binge-eats and then binge-purges
PAT – a woman who abused amphetamines in the past to manage her weight
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Marcia Dixcy

Marcia Dixcy

Eating Out was first produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville on May 17, 1988. It was directed by the author.

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