Two More Wonderful Notices! BODY AWARENESS is a Great Many Things… Including a Hit!

There’s lots of good news ’round these parts.  The great notices continue to roll in, including this rave today in The Washington Post: 

“Body Awareness: Raising Consciousness With Laughs” 

Mary-Beth Wise and Adi Stein in “Body Awareness”

thank you, Nelson Pressley

 And this in yesterday… from
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thank you, Jane Horwitz

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Michael Kramer and MaryBeth Wise in Body Awareness.  Photograph by C. Stanley Photography.

Wondering what our readers think!  I know we’ll be finding out here soon enough (more on that in the next post!)

2 thoughts on “Two More Wonderful Notices! BODY AWARENESS is a Great Many Things… Including a Hit!

  1. I had the pleasure of seeing Body Awareness last Thursday, and of meeting the actors at the end of the performance. The play was pleasant to watch. I loved the complexity of each character, the internal and external problems brought about, and the recognition of family and acceptance at the end of the story.

    Phyllis, for me, was the most interesting character in the play. On the surface, she was a stubborn, know-it-all, feminist professional that refused to look beyond her academic superiority. Phyllis had a hard time seeing and understanding anyone and anything that did not lined up with her ideas. In her pursue for professionalism, Phyllis unconsciously undermines the other characters. Unknowingly, she exerts dominance in her relationship with Joyce, attempts to diagnose Jared with her PhD in Psychology, and accuses Frank of exploiting women based on her feminist views. Phyllis is not a bad person, nor is she conceited; however, she is stubborn and it’s that stubbornness that causes problems in her relationships with the other characters.

    I love the realization that Phyllis has towards the end of the play. In her last lecture to the audience, as Body Awareness week comes to the end, Phyllis breaks down during what was suppose to be the best part of her event. After her breakdown, she comes to accept and respect Joyce decision for dealing with her past. It is evident that it takes Phyllis a great amount of self-reflection to come to this understanding with herself and her relationship. I think that the actress, Susan Lynskey, does an extraordinary job at captivating the audience as this self-awareness occurs and as Phyllis finally lets go of her prescriptive self.

    Absolutely love the play and would see it again!

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