In the Body of the World OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    February 6, 2018
    Closing:
    March 25, 2018

    Theater: City Center Mainstage / 131 W 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

    Synopsis: 

    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.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF In the Body of the World

    Eve Ensler Goes Deep ‘In the Body of the World’

    Jesse Green

    February 6, 2018: Eve Ensler has a word she wants you to get comfortable with. No, not that one. Her remarkably successful play “The Vagina Monologues,” first seen Off Off Broadway in 1996 and then pretty much all over the world except where it was banned, helped normalize the frank discussion of women’s sexuality (and anatomy) onstage. It also fostered and financed a project called V-Day, which has raised tens of millions of dollars for antiviolence organizations. But the new word Ms. Ensler wants you to embrace — a word that is the subject of her play “In the Body of the World,” which opened on Tuesday in a Manhattan Theater Club production — is not so lovable. It’s “tumor.”

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