In My Head I’m Thin
In that great fruit bowl of life, are you a pear or an apple? Does eating dessert feel like a mortal sin? Do you feel like your clothes are shrinking? Cheer up, you’re in good company. After all, how do you think the Venus de Milo would look in a thong? Watch Susan laugh, cry and sing her way to self-acceptance, and meet a host of characters you won’t soon forget, including an aerobics instructor who’s “beyond fit,” a game show host from Hell, and a singing doll with the blues. Did we mention giant nude figure paintings by Titian and Boucher that get to tell their side of the story? Laughing burns up calories, so indulge!
In My Head I’m Thin is one of the funniest and most up lifting shows I’ve ever seen. After I saw it the first time, I convinced our local girl scout leader to take her whole troop as a way to help “immunize” them against future eating disorders. It was a huge hit with all of them — and their mothers! This play should be required viewing for everyone in this country.
— Christiane Northrup, M.D., Author, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Bantam (Revised 1998)
In My Head I’m Thin has the qualities of all good theater: it entertains, resonates with our own experiences and provides fresh insights and catharsis…. Hilarious!
— The Boston Globe
Pound for pound, In My Head I’m Thin is a winner. It demonstrates how versatile and talented both of these artists are. Carlisle’s paintings, his acting and his guitar-playing all work beautifully…. Poulin’s energy and intuition as an actress and writer are undeniable.
— The Portsmouth Herald
Only a performer like Susan Poulin could dispense facts as eye-opening as these in a performance that sends its audience home aching from laughter and hopeful, too…. She strikes chords of plain good sense through the vehicle of tight, punchy writing and an unfailing knack for comic performance at its best. Watch an audience eat it up!
— The Exeter News-Letter