THE GOOD BODY
By Eve Ensler
As Obie Award winning playwright Eve Ensler says of her 2004 play, “‘The Good Body’ began with me and my particular obsession with my ‘imperfect’ stomach.” Through the careful development of a seemingly superficial premise, Ensler delivers a thoughtful, personal, and self-reflective work that may have begun with Ensler’s stomach, but kaleidoscopes out into colorful, funny, and difficult dialogue between Ensler and women from Los Angeles to Afghanistan, facing their own bodily demons in ways that vary from drastic surgery to sneaking ice cream, and ends with a quiet invitation to acknowledge and embrace “the good body” in us all. Directed by Buffie Main.
LAST OF THE BOYS
By Steven Dietz
Steven Dietz, a Steinberg New Play Award finalist for this play, says LAST OF THE BOYS “is less a history of the (Vietnam) war and more a history of the men and women who survived it and who have to survive it on a daily basis.” The result of this fierce, funny, haunted story is an examining of identities and of the lasting mark history puts on those who experience deadly conflict, both directly and indirectly. In a time when we have yet to realize how the current war will mark history and each of our lives, LAST OF THE BOYS brings the experience of another generation forward holding a mirror, and in its reflection a stark reminder of the reality of life after battle. Directed by Buffie Main.