November 16, 2012
'Good Body' inspires womenSusquehanna will perform its annual student production of "The Good Body" on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in Issacs Auditorium in Siebert Hall.
The mastermind behind "The Vagina Monologues," Eve Ensler, is also the writer of the critically acclaimed book, "The Good Body."
"The Good Body" offers another take on the theme of women's relationships to their bodies. Like "The Vagina Monologues," "The Good Body" consists mainly of vignettes and monologue-like pieces--some in Ensler's own voice, some based on other real-life women she has interacted with, while others are fictional.
The director for this year's production is senior Amanda Vivacqua. She explained that the director role is passed down every year by the director before and that she was elated to take the position."It's something that I know everyone can relate to, male or female," Vivacqua said. "Weight, plastic surgery and eating disorders are just some of the topics of the monologues."
Senior Kara Brammer will be performing in the production for her second time this year. Her monologue is focused on a young girl named Bernice and her experience at a fat camp.
"The whole production and lessons within the monologues mean a lot to me," Brammer said. "Body image is such a serious topic, and I feel like my monologue sheds a lot of light on that. It's humorous so I'm hoping that people are entertained but also leave more aware of this issue."
Vivacqua went on to say that there are many morals to the monologues within the production but overall, "No matter what, your body image is, you're beautiful no matter what."
All proceeds from this year's production will benefit local charity Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition.
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