The Fasting Girls
To escape a future determined by others, a young woman chooses to disappear entirely.
September 27 - 29 at Z Below
by Amanda Jane Shank
Directed by Alexis Macnab
The Fasting Girls is a new play told in puppetry about the fragile tether between body and soul, power and powerlessness. While Eva is courted by a suitor twice her age, her younger sister notices that she has stopped eating. A private investigation of endurance becomes a public act when Eva’s caretakers praise her as a local miracle. Using shadow, Bunraku-style puppetry and miniatures, The Fasting Girls asks: what would you give up in order to preserve your personal sovereignty?