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Rinse, Repeat

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Members say: Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense

About the show

"Rinse, Repeat" is a new play that conveys the painful truth about confronting a disorder that is often met with denial from both the patient and the people that love them. More…

Rachel hasn’t been home in four months. After fighting for her life at Renley, a trial weekend has been agreed upon. At first, Rachel couldn’t be happier to be reunited with her family. But what happens when the people you love most, the ones you believe want the best for you, are the ones causing the most damage without even knowing it? Where do you go when the place you feel you most belong might be the place that almost killed you in the first place? "Rinse, Repeat" sharply conveys the painful truth about a woman's fight for her life in the face of an eating disorder.

ADVISORIES: This play contains nudity. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

Member Reviews (123)


Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense
Avg Score

Polished acting, Engaging, Uneven script, Thought-provoking, Dysfunctional family drama

See it if you're interested in eating disorders. "Perfect" Greenwich family has probs. Good (not great) play abt a serious (not earth-sh'tering) issue

Don't see it if you dislike dys family dramas. RR's a serious exploratn (w little humor). Well-crafted w steady build after slow beginning, but plot holes.

Also Why, on this impt subject, isn't there more discussion of the societal... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like realistic serious stories about dysfunctional families dealing with very real problems. Great acting. Very believable.

Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy. This is a serious slice of life. I knew all those characters being portrayed on stage.

Also The two younger actors were COMPLETELY believable. The mother and fath... Read more Read less

Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a well acted drama about eating disorders. Slow at first but moving.

Don't see it if Eating disorders hit very close to home.

Disturbing, Powerful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense

See it if Powerful writing & acting delves into a dysfunctional family suffering from the effects of eating disorders. I learned a lot & was moved.

Don't see it if You are not interested in getting intimate with a sick, disturbed family. There is a little humor, but not much. Slow moving. Brief nudity.

Also Wrenching twist near the end.

Thin on insight, Moralizing, Good acting, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if u want to see an ABC Afterschool Special on eating disorders that spends more time on dysfunctional family drama than the affliction at hand

Don't see it if you're looking for a tight, completely-developed script. [This play has a lot of promise, which a good dramaturg could easily flesh out.]

Afterschool special live, Diffuse script, Uneven execution, Important subject

See it if the subject of eating disorders is so important to you that even a mediocre play on the subject would be worth seeing.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a play that has something crisp, acute or insightful to say about the continuing problem of eating disorders in the US.

Also The huge toll that eating disorders takes on the physical & mental hea... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Nice Set Good acting , Topic had to be shown. Signature is a winner.

Don't see it if Some misuse of the thrust stage ..tis true, a difficult concept to beat. Time may bring awareness of audience so "there"

Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you'd like to see the work of a young playwright/actress dealing with a tough issue in a dysfunctional family on an interesting set/theatre.

Don't see it if eating disorders are a trigger for you or you do not like viewing dysfunctional families with shouting, infidelity and other issues.

Interesting use of space, Educational, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You have an interest in eating disorders in particular or issue centered plays in general.

Don't see it if If anorexia or family disfunction is a triggering issue for you. The 3/4 round staging means you are often peering around an actor’s back.

Serio-drama, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Acetic serio-drama. Repeating the sins of the mother, a daugter wages war with self as her family retards her recovery. Fascinating topic.

Don't see it if "I raised a strong enough daughter to eat a meal alone/It's hotter when we're thin, but only when it's effortless." Mama is never blameless.

Also "It sucks when someone you love fixates on killing (herself)."

Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You like family dramas that take place in present time end tackle difficult subjects to swallow

Don't see it if If you constantly need fireworks going off on stage and you have no patience to let a story develop

Also I don’t think this play was perfect but it now makes me realize and ap... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an interesting drama about a poorly understood medical problem. The acting, especially by the mother, is strong.

Don't see it if you don't like problem plays that treat thorny family relationships.

Also Too bad the play has such an unappealing title and has been poorly mar... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Great acting, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You have interest in eating disorders or dysfunctional families. I found it to be illuminating on these subjects.

Don't see it if If you want a lightweight evening or comedy. This one can haunt you for quite a while.

Acting company excels, Kitchen sink drama, Issue oriented, Slice 'o life, Worthy

See it if anorexia & eating disorders are subjects U want to see presented in family drama

Don't see it if issue plays do not interest you, U would have no empathy for characters suffering from eating disorders

Disappointing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy shows about family relationships.Acting was weak overall,but the script is excellent.Worth seeing.Story is important.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and frothy.Story is serious and worth telling.I just wish that the actors had all been as good as Portia

Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Bold

See it if you can acknowledge that widespread disordered behavior isn’t just an unintended consequence of well-meaning cultural ideals

Don't see it if u chalk it up to the maladjustment of individual outliers; uninterested in the cause of so much unhappiness in even the most empowered women

Also This is a quietly nervy show that just starts to get its arms around t... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You are unfamiliar with eating disorders and the devastation they cause. Earnest and well meaning but too much by the numbers.

Don't see it if I was truly puzzled by the full frontal nudity. If we were meant to be aghast at her anorexia it didn't work. And rarely do anorexics purge

Also The anorexics I worked with in residency were so emaciated that it hur... Read more Read less

Relevant, Disturbing, Great staging, Great acting, Intense

See it if interested in a rarely dramatized topic (eating disorders), it's causes & effects on an already dysfunctional family.

Don't see it if slow start that builds to a turbulent final 30 minutes.

Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant, Solid writing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an intelligent take on an issue which millions need to deal with and don't mind family dysfunction

Don't see it if you want something "fluffy" with a happy ending

Also An incredible, but not perfect, effort by this young playwright. ... Read more Read less

Very interesting, Insightful, Realistic characterizations, Wonderful acting, Relevant

See it if you like exploration of family dynamics, conflict & struggle, insight into eating disorders, superb acting and writing.

Don't see it if you favor comedy and "light" entertainment rather than a serious study of a family in conflict, psychological turmoil and emotional stress.


See it if Societal pressures, esp. on women, pass down generations and manifest in mental health / eating disorders. Eating disorders are too common.

Don't see it if Eating disorders are triggering. Immigrant family story's kind of there but doesn't go deeper into it — might have been interesting to.

Also Diversity: Latina mom and adopted son with Latin/White daughter, and B... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Slow, Confusing, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you want to understand the familial experience and possible causes of women’s eating disorders and can endure racial/gender stereotyping

Don't see it if you prefer shorter plays, two-act plays with interval, comedies, or musicals, or are not interested in depressing themes or eating disorders

Also The playwrite/lead performer thoroughly researched, thought through, a... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A true family drama that was relevant & thought-provoking. Extraordinary performance by the mother & daughter. This a Must See play.

Don't see it if If you want to see a feel good play, then this isn’t your evening out.

Slow, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if a play about the real life of family dynamics interests you

Don't see it if family drama just ain't your thing. The play is filled to the brim with family drama, anorexia, and a surprise...

Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play that examines a subject that has never been spoken about in such a powerful way

Don't see it if You want to see a happy play. This one will make you think and affect you deeply.

August 5th, 2019
CRITIC’S PICK "Home Is No Haven in ‘Rinse, Repeat.’ In Domenica Feraud’s potent drama, hard-driving parents don’t recognize the examples they set for a daughter with anorexia."
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August 1st, 2019
"'Rinse, Repeat': An Important Story Buried in Hackneyed Theater Tropes. Domenica Feraud's play about eating disorders lacks the substance to sustain it."
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August 2nd, 2019
“Domenica Feraud's ‘RINSE, REPEAT’ Explores The Cycle of Habits That Trigger Eating Disorders.”
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August 7th, 2019
"A difficult subject, of the sort that requires the most sensitive handling, gets surprisingly lively dramatic treatment by a first-time playwright in 'Rinse, Repeat'…What could have been a clinical exercise or dreary informational pamphlet is a classic-style family drama packed with scenes that ...
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