SOURCE: Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders

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March 31, 2010 14:30 ET

Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders Sponsors "EAT (It's Not About Food)" Play

Eating Disorder Treatment Center Will Lead Post-Performance Discussions on Play Themes

BEACHWOOD, OH--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) -  The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) is the lead sponsor of the theatrical production "EAT (It's Not About Food)," running April 15 through May 2, at Mayfield Village Civic Center, Mayfield Village, Ohio.

Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory (FPAC), part of Fairmount Center for the Arts, will present the 12-performance run of "EAT (It's Not About Food)." Written by Linda Daugherty and directed by Fred Sternfeld, the production explores the lives of teens and adults struggling with eating disorders, and society's obsession with food, weight and body image.

"We value the opportunity to support this influential performance that addresses the issues surrounding eating disorders," said Mark Warren MD, CCED's co-founder and medical director. "We aim to create an open dialogue and help give a voice to those suffering in silence."

CCED, in conjunction with University Hospitals' (UH) Geauga Medical Center and local physicians, will lead 30-minute open discussions immediately following each performance to interact with the audience on the topics presented.

"We want to provide our audience the opportunity to be entertained, stimulated, educated and connected to the critical topic of eating disorders through our professional theatrical production," said Jeff Grover, president of Fairmount Center for the Arts and producer of the performance. "The combination of the production, and our extraordinary sponsors and professional resources providing post-play discussions, will make a difference in many people's lives."

About CCED
Founded in 2006, CCED is an outpatient treatment center that provides individualized programming for children, adolescents and adults suffering from eating disorders. Together, co-founders Mark Warren MD and Lucene Wisniewski PhD combine their expert knowledge and experience to incorporate evidence-based therapies, including CBT, DBT and the Maudsley Approach, for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and body image disorder.

About Fairmount Center
Established in 1970, the Fairmount Center for the Arts is a community arts center that offers programming and instruction in dance, music, fitness, visual arts and theater for students and audiences of all ages. Fairmount Center for the Arts has two campus locations in Novelty and Mayfield Village, Ohio, as well as satellite locations at key locations in Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties.

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