In the Body of the World
A.R.T. Season
May 10, 2016 - May 29, 2016
A WORLD PREMIERE PLAY



Written & Performed by Eve Ensler
Directed by Diane Paulus

In this world-premiere adaptation of her critically acclaimed 2013 memoir, Tony Award winner Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, O.P.C.) celebrates the strength and joy that connect a single body to the planet. As an activist and artist, Ensler has spent her career speaking about the female body. While working in the Congo, where war continues to inflict devastating violence on women, she was diagnosed with stage III/IV uterine cancer. This diagnosis erased the boundaries between Ensler’s work and her own body.

In this raw, humorous, and bold performance staged by Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Crossing, Waitress), Ensler charts the connections between the personal and the public, inviting and challenging all of us to come back into our bodies, and thus the world.

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Creative team
Written & Performed by Eve Ensler
Director Diane Paulus
Set & Costume Design Myung Hee Cho
Lighting Design Jen Schriever
Sound Design M. L. Dogg
Projection design Finn Ross
Movement Jill Johnson
Associate Director Allegra Libonati
Production Stage Manager Carolyn Rae Boyd
Additional staff
Stage Manager Katie Ailinger
Assistant Stage Manager Jenny Kennedy
Assistant Director Sammi Cannold
Associate Sound Designer

Josh Millican

Projections Assistant

Norah Solorzano

Projections Programmer

Matt Houstle

Dramaturg Ryan McKittrick
A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg

Aida Rocci

Assistant to Eve Ensler

Tony Montenieri

Voice Erika Bailey

In the play, which is staged in an approximation of Ensler’s New York City loft, the playwright/actress describes her experience of seeing her own illness as part and parcel of violence being done to the physical world. More

In this world-premiere adaptation of her critically acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, activist and artist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, Emotional Creature, The Good Body, O.P.C.) celebrates the strength and joy that connect a single body to the planet.  More

Writer and activist Eve Ensler, who is best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” went to the Congo to help women victims of violence, and while there learned she had uterine cancer. She recounts her experience in her book “In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection.” More

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American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present Open Captioned performances for the Deaf and hard of hearing, and Audio Described performances for blind and low-vision audience members for its production of IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, created and performed by Eve Ensler and directed by Diane Paulus, playing from May 10 through May 29 at the Loeb Drama Center.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, presents the world premiere of IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, written and performed by Eve Ensler and directed by Diane Paulus.

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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25. Student rush tickets: $15. A.R.T. Subscribers, Members, and Student Members: Log into your account for discounts.

Run time

90 minutes with no intermission. Followed by an Act II discussion.

Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

 

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Need to know

This show contains simulated drug use, nudity, strong language, and haze.


There is no guarantee that standing room will be available for sold-out performances however, if it becomes available a limited number of standing room tickets may be sold in person for select shows on the day of each show at 12 noon. The number of standing room tickets will not be known in advance of the ticket services office opening at 12PM. Please call our Ticket Services office with any ticket related questions at 617.547.8300. Hours are: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5PM.


Age Appropriateness

Recommended for grades 10 and up.

This emotional and intimate one-woman show deals with severe illness, abuse and trauma.  The play contains graphic descriptions of both psychic and physiological symptoms of illness, sexual abuse, and violence.

Audio Described

May 26, 7:30PM & May 28, 2PM

 

 Open Captioned

May 12, 7:30PM & May 15, 2PM

 

 

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

ACT II

Audience members are invited to remain in the theater for a second act of curated discussions. For more information, click here

Self-Care @ A.R.T.

Free, hands-on, skill-building events presented in partnership with the Harvard Center for Wellness. For more information, click here.