Readers who attended the fall presentation of Jane Comfort and Company Beauty, heard Notations speaker Peggy Orenstein (author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter) or saw any production of the Vagina Monologues might be interested in seeing a Lehigh Department of Theatre Student Black Box production of Eve Ensler’s play, A Good Body. The play runs March 21-23rd and is free, no ticket required. The synopsis:
Botox, bulimia, breast implants: Eve Ensler, author of the international sensation, The Vagina Monologues, is back, this time to rock our view of what it means to have a “good body.” “In the 1950s,” Eve writes, girls were “pretty, perky. They had a blond Clairol wave in their hair. They wore girdles and waist-pinchers. . . . In recent years good girls join the army. They climb the corporate ladder. They go to the gym. . . . They wear painful pointy shoes. They don’t eat too much. They . . . don’t eat at all. They stay perfect. They stay thin. I could never be good.”
We will be following up this post with more information about the production itself next week. In the meantime, please share this with others you think may have a particular interest in the content.