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Body Awareness 

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 10 2012
Price: $20-25
Self-definition, the autism spectrum, and the male gaze: all are under consideration in playwright Annie Baker's Body Awareness, currently running at the CoHo. Gretchen Corbett co-stars as Phyllis, a psychology professor charged with organizing "Body Awareness Week" on her university's campus. She has strong ideas about the difference between exploitation and empowerment; when her girlfriend Joyce (Sharonlee McLean) befriends a male artist who specializes in taking pictures of nude women, the friendship causes a rift between the couple. Further complicating matters is Joyce's son, who may or may not have Asperger's. Body Awareness is a focused, smart little show, full of thoughtful performances from actors who clearly understand their characters. ALISON HALLETT


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