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The Women Eat Chocolate

At age 13, Alexandra Appleton is certain she's a poet. Her life spirals out of control when her younger sister, Dot, passes her in the race to womanhood. After a psychedelic trip, Alex struggles to distinguish fantasy from reality. Are the adults in Alex's life out to get her? Is her poetry teacher more than just a friendly mentor? And most importantly, will Alex's body catch up with her brains?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

May 20, 2016 - May 28, 2016
Previews : 5/18 & 5/19
WED - SAT at 7:30 PM
TUES, 5/24 at 7:30 PM
SUN at 2 PM​
On the Fullerton Stage
(773) 325-7900

Themes: Two sisters struggle to reclaim love and innocence while navigating the ickiness of puberty, written by Caroline Macon, BFA Playwriting, Class of 2016.

Talia Payomo (Alex), Nikhaar Kishnani (Dot), Jolie Lepselter (Plum), Michael Cohen (Johnny), Ayanna Bria Bakari (Mother), and Jack Disselhorst (Willard).

The production team includes scenic design by Angela McIlvain, costume design by Courtney Rebecca Schum, lighting design by James Mitchell, sound design by Alyssa Kerr, dramaturgy by Kaysie Bekkela, and stage management by Mario E. Wolfe.

Special Events:

​5/20: Opening Night reception following the performance. 

5/25: USO of Illinois Day—US Armed Forces personnel & their families can reserve up to four free tickets. Visit

5/22 & 5/26: Post-Show Discussion 


Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

If you or your child require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

The performance of The Women Eat Chocolate on 5/28 will also be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975. ​In addition, assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Audio Description Services:

The performance of The Women Eat Chocolate on 5/28 will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low-vision. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, in the school's main lobby. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (773) 325-7900.