THE STORY: In May 2010, while helping rape victims in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eve Ensler received a life-threatening diagnosis: She had uterine cancer. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s journey through her illness uncovers connections between her body and the earth, as well as the transformative and transcendent potential of illness itself. From Tony Award-winning author, performer, and activist Eve Ensler comes this powerful one-woman show based on her critically acclaimed memoir.
“[Ensler] bubbles with psychological insight and empathy for anyone in distress. And, as always, she laces her tales with humor, gallows or otherwise.” —The New York Times.
“[Ensler] goes beyond simply recounting her experience with cancer—and an intimate, shocking and touching tale it is—to create a bold, political work that is as personal and global as her signature work…[She] presents…a thoughtfully laid-out narrative quilt, made up of engaging frankness, measured sentiment, smartly-timed revelations and disarming humor.” —Variety.
“While Ensler’s story is a unique one, what is thoroughly relatable is her demonstration of the charitable side of humanity, and the downplaying of one’s own suffering in order to use your experience to ease the pain of others.” —BroadwayWorld.
“IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD is tough love, harsh medicine, a tonic…I came out rattled as I have rarely been rattled by any theater experience, devastated and blissful at the same improbable time.” —Deadline.