Body Awareness: March 23-April 7, 2018

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by Pulitzer prize winner Annie Baker
directed by Jeanne Leep
Samara Safarik as Phyllis
Jamie England as Joyce
Mark Kennedy as Jared
Bob Curry as Frank

About the play

It’s Body Awareness Week at Shirley State, and as the student body examines the “gaze” of the art world, lesbian couple Joyce and Phyllis examine their relationship under the strain of Joyce’s 20- something son who may or may not be on the autism spectrum. When a male houseguest arrives, everyone’s assumptions are up-ended in this thought-provoking comedy.

“Sexuality’s endless capacity to make us miserable is the keynote of Annie Baker’s gentle satire, which takes just four actors and 90 minutes to spin an astonishingly complex web of emotions and ideas […] Body Awareness is a smart, modest work about ordinary, flawed people, grasping for connection, but none of it feels small, thanks to Baker’s sharp ear for the deeply painful — and funny — longings squirming under her characters’ dialogue.” Time Out New York

 

Performances

Friday, March 23, 8pm
Saturday, March 24, 8pm
Sunday, March 24, 4pm matinee
Wednesday, March 28, 8pm
Thursday, March 29, 8pm
Friday, March 30, 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 8pm
Sunday, April 1, 4pm matinee – EASTER, fyi
Thursday, April 5, 8pm
Friday, April 6, 8pm
Saturday, April 7, 4pm
Saturday, April 7, 8pm