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The Good Body

Full Length, Comedy
3 women
Total Cast: 3, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2447-1


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: With THE GOOD BODY, Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, turns her unique eye to the rest of the female form. Whether undergoing botox injections or living beneath burqas, women of all cultures and backgrounds feel compelled to change the way they look in order to fit in. THE GOOD BODY merges cross-cultural explorations with Eve's own personal journey coming to terms with her "less-than-flat, post-forties stomach."

THE GOOD BODY is available to be performed as a V-Day event. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls — a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. For 15 years, every February through April, V-Day activists around the world have produced The Vagina Monologues and other art events in their communities to raise awareness and millions of dollars for local organizations working to end violence against women and girls. By performing this play as part of the V-Day movement, you have the opportunity to produce a powerful theatrical production while also effecting change in your community.

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“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…rich in pointed, amusing details…forthrightly funny…bristling with wisecracks [and] exotically harvested snippets of wisdom.” —The New York Times.

“Passionate, funny, frank, revealing, even shocking, and genuinely committed to improving life on this planet.” —San Francisco Chronicle.