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Emotional Creature: new play by Eve Ensler

Producers Carole Black and Pat Mitchell will present the New York premiere of Emotional Creature, the new play written by Eve Ensler, author of 'The Vagina Monologues,' opening at the Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre on 12 Nov 2012, following previews from 26 Oct 2012.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on 9 Jul 2012.

Based on Ensler's 2010 book, Emotional Creature explores what it is to be a girl - all the joys and thrills, the rites of passage, the growing pains, and the unique pressures - through a series of monologues, stories and songs. This fully-staged production spans wildly disparate cultures and continents, highlighting the diversity and commonality of the issues girls face, both personal and political, the world over.

Ensler said, "Emotional Creature is about being a girl in the world in 2012 and about discovering the girl in each of us. It is about changing the verb from please to create or defy or resist or imagine. It is about traveling and dancing and refusing. It is about telling secrets and breaking taboos and building a posse."

Directed by Jo Bonney, the cast will feature Ashley Bryant, Molly Carden, Emily S. Grosland, Joaquina Kalukango, Sade Namei and Olivia Oguma.

The creative team for Emotional Creature also includes Luam (Choreography), Myung Hee Cho (Scenic & Costume Design). Lap Chi Chu (Lighting Design) and Shawn Sagady (Projection Design).

Ensler's earler play, 'The Vagina Monologues,' has been translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at Off Broadway's Westside Theater and on London's West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment), and has run for 10 years in Mexico City and Paris.

Emotional Creature is arriving Off-Broadway direct from its world premoiere at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in San Francisco, California.

The play was first workshopped at New York Stage and Film at Vassar College in August 2010, with subsequent workshops in Johannesburg, South Africa and Paris, France.

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