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Empire Stage & Island City Stage Present
Body Awareness
Friday, March 08, 2013 through Saturday, April 20, 2013

A smart work about ordinary, flawed people grasping for connection, by Annie Baker.

Length: 1 hr 35 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, 2009. The play is set in the fictional small town of Shirley, Vermont, where Phyllis, a college campus organizer for Body Awareness Week (whose topics range from a dance troupe of refugee Palestinian children to an eating disorder seminar) lives with her partner Joyce, a high school social studies teacher, and Joyce's 21-year-old son Jared, from a prior marriage. Jared shows several symptoms of Asperger's syndrome, but he refuses to see a therapist for treatment. Their houseguest is a middle-aged photographer named Frank Bonitatibus, whose artistic photos of nude women offend Phyllis. Frank's presence exacerbates the already existing tension between the three of them, and when Joyce agrees to pose for one of Frank's pictures, this threatens her relationship with Phyllis. Meanwhile, Jared, a self-described autodidact who works at McDonald's until he successfully tries to get fired because he hates his co-workers, asks Frank for advice on how to attract women.
 


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