Peter Askin directs The Good Body, which is set to play in the California company's Geary Theatre through July 25, with an official opening June 30. The 90-minute show performed without an intermission is recommended for audiences age 13 and up.
Inspired by the widespread popularity of her previous boundary-breaking work The Vagina Monologues, Ensler spoke with women all over the world about their bodies in her travels. From those conversations, the scribe developed her own script for The Good Body which explores the lengths women go to for a culturally accepted perception of "good."
Familiar with the solo genre, Askin has directed John Leguizamo's Sexaholix...a love story for Broadway as well as Dinner with Demons, Trumbo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Mambo Mouth and Spic-O Rama.
Ensler has also written the plays Lemonade, Necessary Targets, The Depot, Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Ladies and Scooncat. Her OBIE Award-winning Vagina Monologues is still produced around the world following its successful Off-Broadway run which opened on Oct. 3, 1999 and ran through Jan. 26, 2003.
Ensler has previously mentioned the work to be Broadway-bound. No official announcement for a New York run has been made. For tickets to The Good Body at A.C.T., 415 Geary St. in San Francisco, CA, call (415) 749-2250. Single tickets will be available Aug. 8. For more information, visit www.act-sf.org.