Playwright Scott T. Barsotti explores one woman's crippling self-loathing in Facing Angela
, now playing at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre Studio One. Angela has lost her face. Acquiring a new appearance alters more than skin and tissue -- it also cuts into Angela's relationship with her husband, Wes, and mutates her sense of self. As Angela reconstructs, reinvents, and redefines her identity, Wes ceases to recognize the woman he fell in love with, and begins to doubt whether he really knows himself. This reimagining of Barsotti's 2003 play, explored over the course of the season with the cast and company, delves deep into how we recognize ourselves and those we go to bed with, and the collateral damage of transformative change.
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