A few of these points, made and remade, can go a long way, then collective dûjà vu descends. Preaching to the choir can create disbelievers after the first few hours. This production is accomplished skillfully enough that there's not a similar danger. Though not a single dismal point made here comes as news, the process of communal commiseration makes the experience worthwhile.

LaVoce artistic director Patricia Hawkridge spoke briefly to the audience after opening night, in what will be a question-and-answer period following performances at Salve Regina University's Antone Center on January 23 and the URI Providence Campus' Paff Auditorium on January 30 at 7:30 pm (admission is $10). "Oh, I forgot to tell you that this wasn't a comedy," she joked. Yes, The Most Massive Woman Wins is serious business. But that's not to say feminist concerns can't be brought to our attention in good humor. Once anger subsides, that's been a source of female resilience for ages.

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