Trinity College Dublin’s BioSoc presents Close to You, a Tangled Thread theatre company production written and performed by Jennie Eggleton, at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Westland Row, Dublin 2 on 19 November 2013 at 7pm and 20 November at 6pm. Close to You was first premiered at the Edinburugh Fringe Festival 2013 and follows the story of Jennifer and her on-going, turbulent relationship with anorexia, an infliction that is intertwined with her love and idolisation of 70s pop sensation, Karen Carpenter.
Jennifer is a performer, full of self-criticism, who spends her time evaluating herself professionally and aesthetically. However, her personal struggles are far from clearcut, as they are inextricably linked with the famed anorexia sufferer, Karen Carpenter. Struggling to get over both her disease and her obsession it soon becomes apparent that it may never be in her agenda to do so. Taken from real life experiences and featuring live music taken from The Carpenters hits, Close To You addresses the world of eating disorders, the struggle for success, and obsession with popular culture in a fresh and dynamic way.
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Cost: €8, €5 for Students