Big Mouth Thunder Thighs

1/5

© 2013 Photos by Darren Setlow

A solo vaudeville about body and food that intertwines memoir storytelling with a highly-theatrical, unpredictable, and outrageously entertaining variety show featuring: stand-up comedy, singing, dancing, spoken word poetry, an ancient folktale plus five "Death-Defying Acts." It's a surprisingly funny one-woman extravaganza about how we deal with our inner critics and what it takes for us to accept ourselves.

"A theatrical creation [that] bares its soul...and shakes it booty." - The Portland Phoenix

"It's the best kind of play--because it's a comedy--but it will totally surprise you with the emotional wallop it packs. It's at once small and simple and personal...and it blows up to be big and complex and important and universal." - John Cariani, award-winning playwright of ALMOST, MAINE.

75 minutes

Maine Arts Commission and Puffin Foundation grants recipient

 

Characters

Female solo performer

Production & Development History

  • Productions: Portland Stage’s Studio Rep, University of Maine at Augusta, Colby College, Mad Horse Theater Company, Penobscot Theater Company

  • Workshops & Readings: PortFringe 2012, Little Festival of the Unexpected (Portland Stage Co.), Snowlion Rep’s PlayLab program

©2017 by Bess Welden