Emotional Creature: New Play by Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) Empowers Girls
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The last date listed for Emotional Creature was Sunday July 15, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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Featured review from Robert HaarRed Velvet
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I attended a preview performance with 2 other 50/60 year olds and the 20/something daughter of one of us - she teaches high school. We agreed that while we really wanted to like the play it just was too disjointed to hold our attention. Lots of the vignettes were riveting, the performances from the young women were outstanding, but as a whole the play just didn't work. It had no unifying point of view leaving us vaguely dissatisfied. None of us was aware that it was based on a book - perhaps reading that first might have helped, but as an freestanding entity the play was a disappointment.
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Found this play to be well acted but extremely heavy handed. While I appreciated the talent of the young women, I felt like I was watching a Disney musical--only the subject matter was extremely serious and dark.
Difficult subject matter, so I...continued
_Running time is 90 minutes, with no intermission. _
Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist. She is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs off Broadway and on London’s West End. Her experience performing that show inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Her other work includes plays such as The Good Body and Here, the memoir Insecure at Last and the novel I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, which became a New York Times bestseller in 2010.
“Emotional Creature is about being a girl in the world in 2011 and about discovering the girl in each of us,” Ensler said in a statement. “It is about changing the verb from “please” to “create” or “defy” or “resist” or “imagine.” It is about traveling and dancing and refusing. It is about telling secrets and breaking taboos and building a posse. Where else would we begin this in America than Berkeley, in what other theatre than Berkeley Rep, which has a gorgeous history of pushing the edge, engaging in social issues, and conjuring community.”