August 06, 2014
Lightning has struck twice for Eve Ensler, world-famous playwright and activist responsible for 'The Vagina Monologues', who has experienced similar levels of success with her newest performance, 'Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around The World'.
There is no such thing as a conventional performance for Ensler, who in this show uses rants, poetry, questions, and facts, to celebrate the authentic voice inside every girl, to empower women around the world, and to ignite activism.
But in order to celebrate and empower women, Eve believes you must share their stories, no matter how tragic or uncomfortable. And this performance does just that. Some of the main protagonists of the performance include a suburban teenager struggling with anorexia, a Masai girl from Kenya battling against the age-old tradition of female genital mutilation, an Iranian student tricked into a nose job, and a South African woman fighting to end rape culture. These stories and these women steal the show, and have left audiences from New York to London empathetic, empowered and emotional.
Staged by Obie Award-winning director Jo Bonney, with original music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, the bold voice of a new generation takes center stage with a cast of six outrageous and talented young actors.
Beginning 06 of August, Ensler’s compelling “Emotional Creature” will have a 10-day run in Cape Town at the Baxter Theatre. If you are in the Mother City during this time, do not miss this riveting performance!
Tickets for Emotional Creature can be purchased at the Baxter Theatre, and cost only R75 for an adult, R50 for students, and R25 with a UCT student card.