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leavesOG.jpgWe’ve just heard about what promises to be an eye-opening stage adaptation of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. It’s playing at the cell, a theater space located at 338 West 23rd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

You can find out more at http://www.leavesunbound.com, which describes the show as “chamber theater meets dance theater meets congregation meets celebration — without irony or clothing.” Yep, that’s right: the chorus performs in the nude. According to the director, Jeremy Bloom, the production “celebrates
the bare human form as an intersection of nature and industry.”

Leaves of Grass continues through August 29, with performances Thursday through Monday at 8:00 p.m. and additional performances at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Running time is about an hour. 

The video below will give you a sense of what the show is like.