Monday, September 17, 2012

"Good Body" at New Route -- Back With Another One Shot Deal

Last year, New Route Theatre was all about the One Shot Deal, with Wednesday night performances -- one Wednesday each, once a month -- for all of its shows. Earlier this year, New Route broadened its horizons and moved into a new performance space with longer runs, but that doesn't mean New Route has abandoned the One Shot Deal.

This Wednesday, the One Shot Deal will be back in business with Eve Ensler's provocative play, The Good Body, described as "a passionate, funny, frank, revealing, and shocking look at how women, of all backgrounds, view their bodies."

Ensler is, of course, the author of The Vagina Monologues, which was a passionate, funny, frank, revealing, and shocking look at how women of all backgrounds viewed their vaginas. The Good Body focuses on a broader canvas, from fat and flab to fad diets and fascist trainers, with what exactly a "good body" means explored from various perspectives that cross age and cultural boundaries.

For New Route Theatre, Bridgette Richard will direct a cast that includes Samm Bettis, Connie Blick, Tracy Brasfield, Jesse Caruso, Angelia Mendoza, Dorothy Mundy, Nancy Nickerson, Jennifer Rusk and Sara Schram-Bronson.

If you'd like to see The Good Body, its one performance will take place on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:30 pm at the Eaton Studio and Gallery in downtown Bloomington. Tickets are $5 and available at the door, but be aware that seating is limited at the Eaton Gallery and you should arrive early if you want to be sure to get in.

For more information, you can check out the Good Body event page on Facebook, or email Don Shandrow, New Route Theatre Artistic Director, at:

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