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Horizons Theatre’s The Body Project explores the spectrum of fucked-up issues that Americans have around food and body image. Writers/directors Leslie Jacobson and Vanessa Thomas cast seven women of different races, ages, and sizes to play characters with diverse problems. Joyce F. Liu does an outstanding job playing Angela, a cardio-kickboxing, Type A attorney who is intensely critical of her mother’s body. Her mother (Rosemary Hartman) resists her daughter’s demands. “This is me. There is no skinny person inside trying to get out—I’m out!” When Angela realizes her cruel ways and cries out for her mommy, it makes for one of the most emotionally raw moments of the show. In the end, the cast strips down to panties and camisoles, à la last summer’s ubiquitous Dove ads. The Body Project runs Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 13 at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th St. NW. $10–$30. (703) 578-1100. (Rachel Beckman)