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In the Body of the World

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The Tony Award-winning author, performer, and activist Eve Ensler ('The Vagina Monologues') comes to MTC with a powerful new solo-play based on her critically acclaimed memoir.

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While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

 

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Theatermania

for a previous production "Ensler holds the audience rapt for 90 minutes...The evening is not without laughs, sometimes brought on by the self-deprecating episodes she relates, but also her spot-on sense of timing and Paulus' careful build to a visual surprise...While storytelling is at the center of the performance, sometimes it is not left to stand on its own as it should...If ever there were a stage performer who matched emotions to her message, it's Ensler." Full Review

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BroadwayWorld

for a previous production "Ensler doesn't so much tell us of her journey through cancer as use it as a metaphor to dramatize the visceral connection between our bodies and our world...Ensler seamlessly weaves her individual experiences and recollections into the fabric of political theater. There is no lecturing, only truth telling, and the impact is often stunning...Ensler's own charismatic presence and willingness to bare her own body and soul make this production that much more electric." Full Review

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Boston Globe

for a previous production "Ensler raises the dramatic stakes...Her vulnerability is achingly recognizable and her all-too-real terror lurks just beneath the surface...Each transition seamlessly moves the action forward while keeping us riveted on Ensler’s delivery...Ensler’s poetic realization of the importance of connection and community is powerful enough on its own, and her voice and investment in the body of the world are more than enough to bring the audience along on her journey." Full Review

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