TCD BIOSOC PRESENTS:
“CLOSE TO YOU”
A Tangled Thread theatre company production written and performed by Jennie Eggleton
featured at the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2013
19/11/13 – 7PM
20/11/13 – 6PM
THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC, WESTLAND ROW
Student tickets are €5 and will go on sale next week.
“People don’t choose one day to wake up and get an ‘eating disorder’ the way you would a new pair of jeans or shoes. It is something that becomes your only friend, filling all the empty spaces inside you- the places that are hungry for success, for worth, for beauty, for acceptance”
Close To You 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.