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Two weeks after talking with a woman who had a debilitating cosmetic procedure performed on her vagina at a California "laser rejuvenation center," EVE ENSLER was in Africa, interviewing a 78-year-old woman trying to end female genital mutilation. In THE GOOD BODY, her funny, poignant and healing first one-woman show after The Vagina Monologues, Ensler impersonates these women and others (from a precocious "fat camp" feminist to Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown), documenting how cultures cultivate a "dangerous preoccupation" with appearances and possessions by fundamentally undermining women's relationships with their own bodies. The show runs Tuesday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 4 at Fletcher Opera Theater at the Progress Energy Center in Raleigh. Tix are $32.50-$44.50 and are available through Ticketmaster.

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