Eve's New Play "The Good Body" to Open on Broadway
A Percentage Of All Profits To Be Donated To V-Day
"The Good Body," a new play written and performed by V-Day Founder Eve Ensler opens on Broadway at New York City's BoothTheater with previews starting on Friday, October 22, 2004 and the official opening on Monday, November 15th.
In "The Good Body," Ensler turns her unique eye to the entirety 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, to be accepted, to be "good." Merging these cross-cultural explorations with her own personal journey to come to terms with her "less-than-flat, post-40s stomach," Ensler's "The Good Body" is a work the San Francisco Chronicle called "passionate, funny, frank, revealing, even shocking." "The Good Body" will mark Ms. Ensler's Broadway debut.
"The Good Body" begins previews on October 22, has an official opening on November 15, and plays a limited twelve-week engagement through January 16, 2005. Prior to opening, the performance schedule is: Monday thru Saturday at 8pm; matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. After opening, the performance schedule is: Tuesday thru Saturday at 8pm; matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm.
Tickets, $80, are now available through Tele-charge, 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com. Tickets will also be available at the box office of the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, New York City) beginning Friday, October 8. Groups orders can be arranged through Tele-charge.
V-Day would like to thank the producers of "The Good Body," for their support and generosity, as a percentage of all profits from the play's Broadway engagement will be donated to V-Day. A strong compliment to V-Day's mission to end violence against women and girls, "The Good Body" explores the internal as well as external violence that societies place upon the female body.
For more information about the play, visit http://www.thegoodbody.org