In The Body Of The World
The Queen of Monologues, Eve Ensler, returns to off-Broadway as the writer and performer of ‘In the Body of the World’ following the success of ‘Vagina Monologues’. Watch the Tony Award winner and best-selling author take the stage in an adaptation of her acclaimed memoir directed by Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus.
Why Watch In the Body of the World
Eve Ensler is a name that needs no introduction in the Broadway world. The Tony Award winner was an international sensation with her previous work, ‘The Vagina Monologues’ and her return to the stage with ‘In The Body of the World’ promises to be an intimate, shocking and touching narrative. Known for her acerbic wit, crafty humour and incredible portrayal of subtle emotional dynamics, the show is definitely a must watch especially for those who enjoy good storytelling and narration. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, the solo-play is based on Eve’s critically acclaimed memoir of the same name. Following select performances, audience members are invited to attend a series of curated post-show discussions led by artists, scholars and activists, at no additional charge.
A well-woven solo-journey which threads the narrative of ‘the individual’ and ‘the collective’ into a spectacular social fabric, ‘In The Body of the World’ balances self-deprecating humour and cutting observations. Watch the memoir of Eve Ensler, performed by Eve Ensler and recall with her the time she was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis while working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Spoken with her signature brand of humor, live through a personal journey which uncovers surprising connections between her body, the earth and how illness can be both transformational and transcendent.
Monologue Enthusiasts | Off-Broadway Enthusiasts | Adults | Mature Audience
“In Ensler’s new solo show “In the Body of the World,” she goes beyond simply recounting her experience with cancer — and an intimate, shocking and touching tale it is — to create a bold, political work that is as personal and global as her signature work.In a production that unfolds and deepens in surprising ways — and is strategically staged by Diane Paulus — Ensler connects the cancerous attack on her body with those women suffering from afar.”
“With humor and passion and jaw-dropping candor, Eve Ensler riffs and rants (about various injustices), rhapsodizes (about trees) and rages (about uncaring doctors, about her parents, about…many things) – and in the process reveals Eve Ensler, take her or leave her. Adapted from her 2013 memoir of the same name, “In The Body of the World” presents a person with some less-than-admirable attitudes and experiences that many people wouldn’t share with their best friends, much less a paying audience.”
–– New York Theater
Know Before You Go
The show is recommended for audiences above 15 years of age. Children under 5 years of age will not be allowed in the theater.
The theatre has a maximum seating capacity of 450 individuals.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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