Body Awareness by Annie Baker:
Nov. 6 – 24, 2013
Produced by Shadow Theatre
It’s “Body Awareness” week on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home, Frank, a painter famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in the home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start. Phyllis is furious at his depictions, but Joyce is actually rather intrigued by the whole thing, even going so far as to contemplate posing for him. As Joyce and Phyllis bicker, Joyce’s adult son, who may or may not have Asperger’s Syndrome, struggles to express himself physically with heartbreaking results.
“An engaging new comedy by a young playwright with a probing, understated voice…Its quiet rewards steal up on you.” – The New York Times