I Stand Before You Naked
10943 Camarillo St. North Hollywood
One of the most influential and important storytellers in the literary world, writer Joyce Carol Oates channels the voices of many different women -- some hilarious, some touching, some terrifying -- in I Stand Before You Naked. This almost supernatural empathy is just one reason why Oates is a perennial favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature. In this monologue play, her remarkable talent results in a dazzling piece of theater, one which throws a sharp spotlight on "women oppressed by their husbands, their lovers, and themselves." Ten powerful stories incorporate the most pressing issues of contemporary society, from sexual abuse to insanity. But beyond trendy topics, this extraordinary collection of dramatic monologues digs deep into the universal themes of aging, death, love and hope -- and in the process uncovers something precious and totally unexpected.
Thru - Dec 14, 2014