Annie Baker is one of the hottest playwrights around right now, not just here but in New York as well. Her Circle Mirror Transformation was really great at Studio a couple years ago. Theater J - at the DC Jewish Community Center - is bringing her earlier play, Body Awareness, to Washington DC for the first time. It received some very good reviews when it played in New York a few years ago.
Pay-what-you-can tickets go on sale at 6; the play starts at 7:30. We'll meet at 6:30 in the lobby near the box office on the second floor. We'll try to buy seats as a group; last time it seemed like we were all in the same area, so it was nice. But if you're with a friend and want to go ahead and buy your seats, please feel free. We'll have that time before the play to socialize and wait for people who arrive (or grab a quick snack). They usually have a short discussion after; but sometimes there are a few of us who get a late snack.
August 25 – September 23
by Annie Baker
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Featuring Michael Kramer, Susan Lynskey, Adi Stein and MaryBeth Wise
A touching comedy from the Obie Award-winning author of Circle Mirror Transformation. It’s Body Awareness Week at Shirley College, and the non-traditional Vermont family members Phyllis, Joyce and their possibly autistic son Jared are rocked by a visiting photographer and his ‘male gaze.’ As sexuality, identity, role modeling and political-correctness get stirred up, the results are both touching and hilarious.
“An engaging new comedy by a young playwright with a probing, understated voice…”— The New York Times