Life in the Fat Lane
Published by Dramatic Publishing
4 Male 2 Female
You can't even hate her because she's so nice. Lara Ardeche is the perfect girl - and the prom queen - at her high school
But when allergy medication causes her to gain 70 pounds, her world is transformed - same girl on the inside, different girl on the outside
She's certain she can take off the weight with diet and exercise - it's j ust a matter of will power. Only Lara just keeps getting fatter
Her serious struggle is juxtaposed against the alluring come-ons and comic voices of pop culture weight-loss gurus, all of whom promise that they alone hold the key to weight-loss success
After her massive weight gain, the world as Lara knows it begins to crumble
Who will stay by her side? Her image-conscious family? Her shallow friends? Her handsome boyfriend?
Or will she be left alone in the land of the fat girls?
Lara's answers come in a form she never expected. Her journey will r esonate with teens of all ages and both sexes who struggle to fit in.
winner of the Lazarus-Macy New Play Award
Flexible staging - runs about an hour
Minimum cast 3m,4w, with doubling by all but Lara and Karen. Maximum cast 20 or higher with roles gender-flexible. Students can be added to dance and school scenes if needed