Eve Ensler’s newest solo show, In the Body of the World, which originally premiered at the A.R.T. in 2016, will be opening at Manhattan Theatre Club in a few weeks, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus.
5:00PM Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres
5:45PM Seated Dinner
Manhattan Theatre Club
City Center Stage I
"From the first line of this piece until the sumptuous last image . . . I was completely rapt." - WGBH's Jared Bowen
Tony Award-winning author, performer, and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to Manhattan Theatre Club with this powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir, which originally premiered at the A.R.T. in 2016. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler's personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus.
A.R.T. Insider Tip: The production is Assistant Directed by up-and-coming director Sammi Cannold, former Artistic Fellow at the A.R.T. Sammi most recently served as Associate Director on the Broadway production of The Great Comet. Other recent directing credits include site-specific projects like Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the A.R.T. Sammi has also served as a Sundance Institute Fellow, for which she directed a developmental reading of a new musical by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire.
Tickets are $425 each and include the cocktail reception, seated dinner, performance, and a tax-deductible gift of $100 to the A.R.T. RSVP to Christine Noah by email or phone at the contact info listed above.