Previews Begin: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Opening Night: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. 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. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).
Following select performances of In the Body of the World, audience members are invited to attend ‘Beyond the Stage’, a series of curated post-show discussions led by a group of artists, medical professionals, scholars and activists in support of the play. The discussions are free of charge and are open to anyone attending that performance. CLICK HERE to view the calendar of performances and talkbacks (subject to change).
Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, with no intermission
In the Body of the World is an American Repertory Theater production.
Additional support for In the Body of the World is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. MTC thanks Jan Warner, who is supporting the Beyond the Stage talkback series in memory of her husband, Arthur Warner.
Pictured: Eve Ensler (Photo by Joan Marcus).
Headshot by Jeff Vespa.
New York premiere written and performed by Eve Ensler
Directed by Diane Paulus