Eve Ensler with Amy Wheeler
Acclaimed playwright, performer, and author Eve Ensler, most known for her groundbreaking work, The Vagina Monologues, makes this welcome Seattle return with a powerful book of facing trauma and reckoning with it, The Apology (Bloomsbury). It’s expected that she’ll be joined in conversation tonight by Amy Wheeler, herself a playwright of note, and the executive director of Hedgebrook, which Eve Ensler has been quite engaged with.
“This imagined voice of an abusive father from the limbo of the afterlife is as intimate as it is alarming, and in crafting a letter one survivor may yearn for, Ensler taps into a broader struggle, searching to hold perpetrators accountable . . . Those seeking a greater understanding of psychological manipulation will appreciate this potent examination.” – Kirkus Reviews.
“As only she can, Eve Ensler shares the story of her father's ultimate betrayal with both unflinching candor and immeasurable grace. Through sheer creative force, she takes us on her own journey to healing. Though Ensler's story is deeply personal, its lessons are universal.” – Anita Hill.
Co-presented by HUGO HOUSE, HEDGEBROOK, and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. Free admission.