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(25 Reviews)
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Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious

About the Show

A girl's journey through addiction treatment and personal struggles unfold in this solo show.

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Member Reviews (25)

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250 Reviews | 76 Followers
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like one person shows. This is intense and is focused on an eating disorder. A true story of the life of the actor. Support worthy!

Don't see it if Hearing an intense story of a disorder sounds like too much to take in. It is a lot to honestly process and imagine. Life is amazing.

266 Reviews | 25 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You don’t mind seeing a serious topic, turned into an enjoyable comedy.

Don't see it if You’re afraid of seeing someone who has experienced anorexia and bulimia

622 Reviews | 367 Followers
Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Great acting on a very difficult topic of eating disorder.

Don't see it if Script was disjointed & needs works.

298 Reviews | 73 Followers
Unclear, Good acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well-acted one woman autobiographical show about the author surviving her eating disorders and parents through rehab

Don't see it if you don’t care about eating disorders, prefer big productions or musicals, or require a well crafted story with a clear resolution Read more

441 Reviews | 109 Followers
Personal, Honest, Sad

See it if you like one-person shows that are based on a true life story of addiction, with multiple characters played out and some humorous moments.

Don't see it if you're very familiar with topic of eating disorder, it's a story that's been told before. Also, some of the characters seemed caricaturish.

329 Reviews | 72 Followers
Resonant, Edgy, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Enriquez"s harrowing docu-drama on her eating disorder spares no indignities about its effects or treatment Her abrasive persona works well

Don't see it if Playing multiple characters is not her forte & some portraits come off shrill & cliched (esp her parents) The 12 Step ending feels rushed

1013 Reviews | 301 Followers
Dizzying, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you like well-meaning presentations on disorders and attempts to overcome them-here presented as entertainment with some humor.

Don't see it if one person shows about the presenter/writer are not your thing, or if engaging in others disorders is not for you.

1228 Reviews | 345 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever

See it if A comedy from a tragedy of an addiction/ disorder.

Don't see it if Serious topic is not for everyone.

Critic Reviews (2)
August 1st, 2023

"Lightweight," the cleverly titled one-woman play currently being performed at the SoHo Playhouse, shines an important light on the subject of anorexia, and who better to tell her own story with this condition than the playwright herself, Amie Enriquez. Enriquez has taken her serious challenges with anorexia and put them into an engaging script. She, her character of “Amie,” a lone anorexic among drug addicts in a long stay rehabilitation center, regales the audience with stories of her behavioral obsessions about food, being watched through an open toilet stall to make sure she doesn’t throw up, powering up on laxatives and defecating in her clothes being some of them.
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New York Theater
July 26th, 2023

Lightweight” is a sly and somewhat misleading title for Amie Enriquez’s solo show about her year-long stay at an addiction treatment center: Sly because the play is about her eating disorder, which made her a literal lightweight; and misleading both because Enriquez is a skilled entertainer (not a lightweight) who portrays some dozen different characters with precision and relish, and because her play…is not all lightness and laughs.
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