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If there is a woman we know who could fit the word vagina into any sentence, it's Eve Ensler. Playwright, performer and activist, Ensler is probably best known for authoring the The Vagina Monologues, now a worldwide phenomenon with over 1,100 performances registered around the world this year. She is currently in town performing her most recent play, The Good Body, at the Wadsworth Theater in Brentwood. LAist was there for the red carpet festivities, of which there were several last week for various causes, and with friends in tow thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend seeing this show.

Ensler has moved only a few inches up from where The Vagina Monologues left off, and in The Good Body tackles her obsession with her stomach. Ensler starts off by saying that every woman has their own “stomach” that one area you just hate and obsess over no matter how “gung-ho feminist left, I-can-open-the-door-for-myself-thank-you-very-much” you may be. And so she opens the door to her examinations of a worldwide trip and people she met along the way, with her stomach always in tow.