MTC & EVE ENSLER'S "IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD"
|In The Body Of The World|
At New York City Center – Stage I
Cynthia Nixon Joins Beyond the Stage Talkback Series
Performances begin tomorrow – Tuesday, January 16 – for Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In The Body of The World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Opening night is set for Tuesday, February 6 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
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. Special Guest Speakers include Cynthia Nixon (Tony Award-winning Actress, Activist), Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver (Director of City of Joy and V-Day Congo), Mayo Clinic Oncologists, Valisia LeKae (Broadway Performer, Motown The Musical), and more. The discussions are free of charge and are open to anyone attending that performance. The schedule, which is subject to change, can be found at www.BodyoftheWorldplay.com. MTC thanks Jan Warner, who is supporting the Beyond the Stage talkback series in memory of her husband, Arthur Warner.
The creative team for In The Body of The World includes Myung Hee Cho (scenic and costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), M.L. Dogg and Sam Lerner (sound design), Finn Ross (projections), and Jill Johnson (movement).
Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including six Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Prince of Broadway; Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes; August Wilson’s Jitney; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; The Piano Lesson by August Wilson; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Tickets for In The Body of The World can be purchased online at www.nycitycenter.org, by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, or by visiting the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). New and renewing subscribers can join MTC’s 2017-2018 season by calling The MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050.
To sign up for MTC’s “30 Under 30” program for theatregoers age 30 and under, please visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com/30under30/.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (7 shows/week):
· TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM.
· TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (WEEK OF OPENING): Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. Opening night is Tuesday at 7PM.
· TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Tuesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM.
· TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday and Sunday at 2PM.
· TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 – SUNDAY, MARCH 4: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM.
· TUESDAY, MARCH 6 – SUNDAY, MARCH 11: Wednesday and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinee on Sunday at 2PM. The 1PM matinee on Wednesday is an Education Matinee.
· TUESDAY, MARCH 13 – SUNDAY, MARCH 18: Tuesday and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday and Friday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM.
· TUESDAY, MARCH 20 – SUNDAY, MARCH 25: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinee on Sunday at 2PM. The 1PM matinee on Wednesday is an Education Matinee.