‘The Vagina Monologues’ to be presented

Staff Report

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues, the play will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in Buzzard Auditorium.

According to a press release, tens of thousands of communities and college campuses have staged V-Day benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues – and other artistic works, campaigns and risings– in over 200 countries and territories.

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. They can be purchased at the door.

Along with the anniversary of the monologues, the performance will also commemorate the founding of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

The press release said V-Day grew out of the play, which was first performed in 1998.

“V-Day activists have raised consciousness, changed laws to protect women and girls, funded rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters (often times these much-needed funds kept them from closing), educated their communities and raised well over $100 million in urgently needed funds for groups doing the essential work of ending violence and serving survivors and their families,” the press release states.

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