Pygmalion Theatre Company
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pygmalion Theatre Company presents “The Good Body” by Eve Ensler
Salt Lake City, Utah – April 5, 2011: Pygmalion Productions presents the Salt Lake City premiere of “The Good Body” by Eve Ensler, April 28 through May 14, at the Rose Wagner Theatre.
The Obie winning author of “The Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler continues her conversation about the body, moving the topic slightly north, taking on her belly--and ultimately women’s bodies in general--as she illuminates the issues of self-loathing, plastic surgery, body dysmorphia and the global societal pressures on women to conform to near-impossible standards of beauty.
Ensler’s play, written with passion and intelligence, shatters the cultural, media and societal lenses through which women often view their bodies. In a humorous and moving way, using her own experiences and the stories of other women around the globe, she ultimately admonishes, “Do the most radical thing you can possibly do – love your body, and get on with it.”
Developed originally as a one-woman show in which Ensler herself performed, she ultimately recrafted the piece to become a play where three women play multiple characters. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times states:
"The Good Body" is more forthrightly funny than the often somber "Vagina Monologues" …Like "The Vagina Monologues," "The Good Body" aims to uplift and to empower as it entertains. Ms. Ensler wants to soften the ever-fraught relationship between American women and their bodies, to expose the destructive formulas that lead them to assuage their insecurities by punishing their flesh. Reaching for a breadstick, she commendably argues, should trigger neither a crisis of conscience nor a spasm of shame.”
Directed by Robin Wilks-Dunn, with Cassandra Stokes Wylie, Tamara Johnson-Howell and Kathryn Atwood.
All shows at the Rose Wagner Center for the Arts - 138 W. Broadway. Tickets are available through ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS.
Pygmalion Theatre Company produces plays that reflect issues, concerns, and shared experiences in the lives of women.