Body Awareness, the Touching Off-Broadway Comedy
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The last date listed for Body Awareness was Sunday September 23, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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A hit on Broadway when it debuted in 1975, the revered drama Yentl gets a thrilling new adaptation with a rousing rock-pop score by Jill Sobule, singer-songwriter of the original 1995 hit "I Kissed a Girl." Forbidden from studying the Talmud because of her gender, Yentl disguises herself as a man and sets out for a yeshiva. But when she falls in love, she must decide how far she's willing to go to protect her identity. Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's classic Yiddish short story, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, this powerful tale set in 19th-century Eastern Europe has inspired legions of artists, including Barbra Streisand, who transformed it into a powerful musical film in 1983. Learn More
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Featured review from Helen
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This is a play that explores a number of serious themes deftly and with humor. What have women achieved, after 40+ years since the "women's lib" movement started, in terms of their acceptance and comfort with their bodies? What have they been able to solidify in their ability to express their gender preferences and do those work in more constructive ways than the old ones? What are the utility of psychiatric label and what do they do to those who are diagnosed? What constitutes pornography?
And able cast, excellent pacing and fluid staging make it come alive.
Quotes & Highlights
“An engaging new comedy by a young playwright with a probing, understated voice.” —New York Times
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Featuring Michael Kramer, Susan Lynskey, Adi Stein and MaryBeth Wise
September 7, 3:00pm: *Join GLOE and Theater J for a casual post-show salon to discuss_ Body Awareness_ over wine and light refreshments. All are invited to come and share their thoughts in this moderated discussion on everything from blended families, to the “f” word (feminism) in pop culture, to whether it matters who is doing the looking in images of women’s bodies.