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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When a Commedia dell'Arte theater troupe in 17th-century France is bedeviled by a royal decree… More
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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.
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“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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Theater J
Theater J has emerged as one of the most distinctive, progressive and respected Jewish theaters in North America by virtue of its ambitious range of programming and the bold, imaginative artistry of its playwrights, directors, designers and actors. A program of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Theater J works in frequent collaboration with other components of the Washington DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts: the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and the Literary and Music Department.