The Theater: Taking It Off

MY FAT FRIEND

by CHARLES LAURENCE

With apologies to the Gay Liberation movement, this funny and affectionately bitchy play might better have been called My Fag Friend. Lynn Redgrave is supposedly the star of the proceedings—a pathologically tubby bookstore owner who 1) outgrows muumuus as she miserably devours chocolates; 2) meets and falls in love with an itinerant oil geologist; 3) heroically goes off her feed in order to turn herself into what looks like a young Angela Lansbury, only to discover 4) that her lover, back from prospecting in Iran, actually...

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