returns to Manchester stage to benefit
Wabash shelter for abused women
The Vagina Monologues, Eve
Ensler’s OBIE Award-winning play celebrating the sexuality and strength
of women and the suppression they endure, returns to Manchester College
on Friday, Feb. 24 to benefit women’s shelters.
Manchester College joins more than 860 colleges and
communities presenting benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues
in February and March to raise money to stop violence against women.
Students, faculty and staff members of the College
community will present 19 monologues. While humor surrounds many of the
monologues, seriousness is ever-present as the actors remind the
audience of rape, mutilation and other acts of violence against women.
The two-act play begins at 7 p.m. in Wampler
Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door, with 100 percent of the proceeds
going to the Hands of Hope women’s shelter in Wabash. In 2004,
Manchester’s production of The Vagina Monologues raised more than $650
Hands of Hope is organized through Family Services of
Wabash County to serve victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse
with counseling and shelter. For more information about Hands of Hope,
me more about The Vagina Monologues