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don't look at the fat lady

one hour with one woman

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Meet Gloria Dickey, a delightful storyteller and observer of pop culture. Gloria once dreamed of opening her own “kinderkennel”, a day care facility for children and their pets. But that was before the freak accident that led to her being confined to the sofa in her living room during her convalescence. Her weight ballooned to more than five hundred pounds, and now it’s been six years since she left the couch.

Inspired by the true story of a Florida woman who “became her couch”, Gloria attempts to answer the most common question about her life: How did this happen? In doing so, she shares her thoughts on God, love, family, beauty pageants, Katie Couric, Sex and the City, and a nation that loves food, but is terrified of fat.

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  2009 Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards  

Nominee, Best Original Work

Winner, Best Actress, Jo Howarth Noonan (Gloria Dickey)

Nominee, Best Costume Design, Jane Kroessig

Process Theatre Co

Atlanta, Georgia

World Premiere, 2009

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