Pictured: Teressa LaGamba
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has announced the cast for “I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart” by Morgan Gould and directed by Jessica Fisch, running February 15 – March 23 at the company’s 5779 N. Ridge Avenue venue.
“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,” says the show description.
Produced first at D.C.’s Studio Theatre, “I Wanna F#!&ing 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.”
The cast of I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart includes Teressa LaGamba (Sam), Robert Quintanilla (Leo), and Jessica Ervin (Chloe).
The creative team includes Regina García (Scenic Design), Anthony Churchill (Projections Design), Heather Gilbert (Lighting Design), Jeffrey Levin (Original Music and Sound Design), Alison Siple (Costume Design), and Jonathan Berg-Einhorn (Properties Design). The Stage Manager is Miranda Anderson.