A girl walks into a 28-day addiction treatment center... and stays for a year.
"Lightweight" is the darkly comedic story of creator and performer Amie Enriquez's real-life journey through rehab to recover from eating disorders while simultaneously trying to survive her ignorant parents, incompetent therapists, the nagging ghost of a dead music icon, a codependent relationship with a new patient, and flirty encounters with unaccompanied pastries.
Told from the perspective of several characters, with samples of Amie's journal entries and art therapy creations from her time in treatment, you don't want to miss this "perfectly pitched examination of the nature of addiction and denial" (The Stage)
Meet Amie Enriquez
Amie Enriquez is an award-winning playwright, actress, and the creator of Lightweight. She is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as the Second City and Groundlings training programs in Los Angeles, California. Amie developed the stage play of Lightweight as a way to share her real life journey through eating disorder recovery, and it immediately played to sold out houses and rave reviews. Lightweight had a full run at the famed Underbelly venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August of 2022 and received critical acclaim. Additional festival runs include New York City's Frigid Fringe and United Solo. Lightweight had a 5 week off Broadway run at the Soho Playhouse in 2023!
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Praise for Lightweight
"Perfectly pitched examination of the nature of addiction and denial"