In Samuel D. Hunter's "fierce comedy" Charlie, a 600 pound recluse eating himself to death, wants to reconnect with Ellie, his estranged, "viciously sharp-tongued" daughter." His blood pressure is 238 over 134, he has a week to live, max, and he wants to do at least one thing right before he dies. As his body deteriorates, his mind wakes up, and he urges everyone -- from his on-line writing students to his few friends -- to be completely honest, since, like Charlie, all have erected defensive barriers from their authentic selves. Wearing Veronica Murphy's convincingly bulbous "fat suit," Andrew Oswald portrays the tragic loss of a sensibility as tormented as it is deeply gifted. Critic's Pick.
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