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Sat, Jul 16 | Location is TBD

Body Awareness- a play by Annie Baker

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Jul 16, 2016, 7:00 PM
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About the Event

Performances July 7,8,9,10,14,15,16,17 at 8:00pm. 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. What a beautiful start to a young playwright's theatrical body  of work." - Time Out New York Time Out New York wrote in 2008  that Baker "creates normal individuals coping with everyday issues in  their small-town lives," and that her play Body Awareness "marks the  arrival of a new playwright who would seem to fit the quirky bill, but  aims for sincerity instead. Even though there's goofiness aplenty in her  work, [she] sticks to straightforward narrative and simple dialogue.  The writing isn't superficially clever, it's smart."[28] The New Yorker  said Baker "wants life onstage to be so vivid, natural, and emotionally  precise that it bleeds into the audience’s visceral experience of time  and space. Drawing on the immediacy of overheard conversation, she has  pioneered a style of theatre made to seem as untheatrical as possible,  while using the tools of the stage to focus audience attention...."[1]  The website The Daily Beast found that, "Baker’s skill is to make us  work hard as an audience to make our own sense of her play[s] — the  best, most enriching way to view any theatrical performance. Baker’s  works are not for those who want easy, A-leads-to-B plots, and spoon-fed  meanings... Baker, as all great playwrights do, is holding a mirror up  to us all." Tickets $18 Reservations recommended. Call 946-8315 Cast- Martha Swan, Lia Loomis, Dennis Goodnough, Terry Young Directed by Scott Renderer