A new stage adaptaion of Eve Ensler's memoir that chronicles the relationship to her body in the face of a life-threatening diagnosis while working with women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Off-Broadway production of In the Body of the World closed March 25, 2018. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: 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.
Eve Ensler is best known for her play "The Vagina Monologues," which the New York Times has called "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade." In 2011, Ensler was awarded the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 65th Tony Awards, which recognizes an individual from the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of humanitarian, social service, or charitable organizations.
Staged by Tony winner Diane Paulus ("Waitress," "Findng Neverland"), "In the Body of the World" was first presented in 2016 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The solo piece is written and performed by Ensler, adapted from Ensler’s 2013 critically acclaimed memoir of the same name.
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