With director Aaron Craven at the helm, Mitch and Murray Productions returns with another dynamite play, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker’s Body Awareness, opening October 11th and running to October 20th at Studio 16 in Vancouver.
It is Body Awareness Week on a college campus and Phyllis (Suleka Mathew) and her partner, Joyce (Jennifer Copping) are hosting one of the guest artists in their home: Frank (John Murphy), a photographer 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, Jared (Zac Scott) who may or may not have Asperger syndrome, struggles to express himself physically with heartbreaking results.
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. Time Out New Yor
Who is it for?
Tickets : $14-32
$32 weekend, $28 weekday. 2 for 1 Tuesday, $21 matinees and seniors pricing.
How to get tickets?
Phone: 1 800 838 3006
At the door: At the door, cash only
WHEN & WHERE
Date: Thursday October 10, 2019 to Sunday October 20, 2019
Thursday October 10th 8-10pm (Preview)
Friday October 11th 8-10pm
Saturday October 12th 2-4pm
Saturday October 12th 8-10pm
Tuesday October 15th – Saturday October 19th 8-10pm performances
Sunday October 20th, 2pm matinee
Venue & Address
Studio 16, 1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver; BC
Accessible by Public Transport