The Subtle Body
Thursday April 18th, 7:30pm
161A Chrystie Street (Delancey & E Houston)
Meet John Floyer, eccentric, dyspeptic, idealistic, and definitely deluded. His work to date, “A History of Cold Bathing, Both Ancient and Modern” is more bare-seller than bestseller. So he’s off to China with wife Charlotte to find a winning — and profitable — discovery. There, he encounters pulse diagnosis, an essential technique in traditional Chinese medicine. As Floyer tries to untangle the mysteries of this ancient science, Charlotte gets entangled in a love affair with their translator. A historical comedy in English and Chinese, filled with all-noodle diets, tea ceremony rivalries, and plenty of prescriptions for the human heart.
Written by Megan Campisi
Directed by Michael Leibenluft
Dramaturgy by Peregrine Heard
Sound design by Mark Van Hare
Set design by Danica Pantic
Lighting design by Calvin Anderson & David Smith
Costumes by Carrie Wladis
Translations by Ya Han Chang & Grant Zhong
For more information about the play, including a complete bibliography of John Floyer, click here.