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Los Angeles Opening Night of Eve Ensler's One Woman Show "The Good Body" to Benefit V-Day on February 1

12/13/2005

Post Reception Hosted by Star-Studded Committee Including Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Rita Wilson, Kathy Najimy, Sally Field, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Dylan McDermott, Christine Lahti, Shiva Rose, and More

Two Post-Performance Discussions Also Schedule with Activist Cindy Sheehan and Author Suzanne Levine During Limited Wadsworth Theatre Engagement Jan 31-Feb 12

The February 1 opening night of Eve Ensler's "The Good Body" at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles will be a benefit for V-Day. The performance will be followed by a star-studded reception. The night will mark the opening of Eve's Los Angeles run as well as her Los Angeles stage debut; Ensler is the Founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

The V-Day L.A. 2006 Committee includes Jane Fonda and Paula Weinstein, Honorary Chairs, Gail Berman, Carole Black, Ilene Chaiken, Robert Dowling, Sally Field, Kristin Hahn, LisaGay Hamilton, Christine Lahti, Lauren Lloyd, Dylan McDermott, Pat Mitchell, Kathy Najimy, Dawn Ostroff, Marc Platt, Emily Scott Pottruck, Shiva Rose, Cari Ross, Paula Wagner, Kerry Washington, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Rita Wilson (list in formation). A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Lily Tomlin Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and The HerShe Group.

Two post performance discussions with activist Cindy Sheehan (on February 2) and author Suzanne Levine, founding editor of Ms. Magazine (date to be announced) have been scheduled during the strictly limited Wadsworth Theatre engagement of "The Good Body," which begins with a preview on January 31 and continues to February 12. Sheehan and Levine participate to follow the theme of "The Good Body" to "Stop fixing your body, start fixing the world."

Eve Ensler's "The Good Body" Los Angeles engagement events – 2

Cindy Sheehan reinvigorated the anti-war movement when she set up vigil for her fallen son outside of Bush's Texas ranch. She will speak with Eve and the audience directly about the theme of "The Good Body" -- changing the world, not our bodies. On date TBA (pending schedule confirmation), Suzanne Levine, writer, founding editor of Ms. magazine, and nationally recognized authority on women, media matters, and family issues will be conducting a talkback on exploring the new frontier of Second Adulthood for a generation of women who are redefining their lives—again.

Tickets and sponsor tables for opening night are from $150-$25,000. For ticket information, call 310-491-1401 Tickets for all other performances of Eve Ensler's "The Good Body," including the two post-performance discussion dates, are available at the Wadsworth Theatre Box Office, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Building 226, www.BrentwoodTheatre.com and through Ticketmaster - online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at Ticketmaster at 213-365-3500, and all Ticketmaster outlets. For RICHMARK Memberships and tickets, and groups of 15+ call Wadsworth/Brentwood Theatre Box Office at 310-479-3636.

Playwright/Performer Eve's first triumph, "The Vagina Monologues," ignited the V-Day movement that has become a global phenomenon. Now she's back, with a show both uproarious and insightful. In "The Good Body,' Eve takes an inside look at the outside, exploring the cultures of beauty, food and desire through the eyes of women around the world. After a critically acclaimed run on Broadway, she's bringing this provocative, hilarious and profoundly moving performance to twenty U.S. cities, as part of her North American tour, from October 2005 until its culmination in April of 2006. A portion of proceeds from the tour will benefit V-Day.

With "The Good Body," Eve turns her unique eye to the rest of the female form. Whether undergoing botox injections or living beneath burkhas, 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-40's stomach.' For more information, visit http://www.thegoodbody.com