In Body Awareness, a lesbian couple, raising a son who may or may not have Asperger’s syndrome, see their home life upended with the arrival of a guest photographer during a special college seminar week. Playwright Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens) lays out her one-act comedy in 90 minutes. Actress Kim Tobin, co-founder with her husband Philip Lehl (who's directing this production) of Houston's Stark Naked Theatre Company, plays a lead role in Body Awareness. She says there are already some problems in the family that are only exacerbated when Frank the photographer arrives with his pictures. ''This play challenges that part of us that feels the need to always have clear, concrete solutions to all our problems,'' Tobin says. ''It asks us sometimes to accept things the way things are and that logic isn't always right.''
Of special note: Stark Naked is opening its doors an hour before curtain so that theater-goers can look at a special collection of artwork Tobin has curated in connection with this play.
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