"The Thin Line" to be presented at Centre
RELEASED: Feb. 19, 2001
DANVILLE, KY - Centre College will sponsor Cathy Plourde's "The Thin Line," a powerful 30-minute dramatization of the story of one girl's struggle with an eating disorder, on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weisiger Theatre on the Centre campus. Admission is free.
"The Thin Line," performed by actress Jessica Peck, breaks the silence that traditionally surrounds eating disorders, the mental illness with the highest fatality rate in this country. In the play, four characters a girl who is struggling with the illness, her internal negative voice, her mother, and a friend explore the realities of eating disorders.
The problems associated with eating disorders are deeply rooted and difficult to face and understand. "The Thin Line" serves as an accessible tool that helps in recognizing the symptoms of eating disorders and in encouraging individuals, friends, and family to seek help. The dramatization will be followed by a panel discussion featuring area professionals and an open question and answer period with information on local resources.
Produced by Add Verb Productions, "The Thin Line" has been performed for junior high schools, high schools, colleges, and conferences throughout the United States and has been listed by the national office of Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc. on its National Speaker's Bureau.
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