Scars Written and Performed by Ophira Eisenberg Directed by Maggie Cino Original Music and Musical Direction by Adira Anram Magic by Matthew Holzclaw
When does a wound become a scar? When creams, plastic surgery and time fail to heal, what’s left? Combining solo show with variety, Scars is the story of a woman who travels the path of wounded to warrior, and then back again.
NPR host, critically-acclaimed author, Moth celebrity, comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg tells the harrowing and hilarious story of acquiring, surviving and living with the dozens of scars that cover her body. From putting her finger into a meat grinder at the age of four, to surviving a near fatal car crash, from the Cesarean scar she narrowly avoided, to the smallest, most frightening scar of all, life has marked Ophira to an extreme degree.
SCARS combines the rawness, vulnerability, and immediacy of first person storytelling with the explosive fun of music, magic, audience interaction and the variety arts. It's an evening stitched together so the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Follow the full emotional journey of Ophira in places where words can go - and places that it can’t.