BODY AWARENESS by Annie Baker
Directed by Ed Faver
Friday: January 16, 23 and 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday: January 17, 24 and 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday: February 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
It’s “Body Awareness” week at Shirley State College in Vermont and Phyllis, a psychology professor and event organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home, Frank Bonitatibus, 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 son, Jared, on the brink of adulthood and who may or may not have Asperger’s Disorder, struggles to express himself physically with heartbreaking results.
Jared: Chris DeBono
Frank: Charles Deitz Sr.
Phyllis: Heidi Carter Hart
Joyce: Kate Soriano