returns Feb. 26
to talk about violence
Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The
Vagina Monologues, returns to the Manchester College stage on
Saturday, Feb. 26 in a benefit for an area shelter for victims of
Female students, faculty and staff members
of the College community will present 19 monologues about the female
organ. 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 8 p.m. in
Wampler Auditorium. Tickets are $5 matt he door, with 100 percent
going to charity – mostly to the Hands of Hope women’s shelter in
Wabash, Ind. A portion also will go to women in Iraq. Last year, the MC
performance raised $658.
Manchester College presents The Vagina
Monologues in conjunction with V-Day, a global movement to stop
violence against women and girls.
“By performing The Vagina Monologues
as part of the International V-Day campaign, we are hoping to raise
awareness of violence against women – a problem that is a reality for
many people here in our own community as well as around the globe,” said
Heidi Gross, peace studies intern and coordinator of the Manchester
College production of the play.
“We know that the money we raise for Hands
of Hope will be put to good use in our community,” Gross said. “We are
also performing The Vagina Monologues simply because it is a good
show – educational, inspiring, and moving for the performers as well as
A "talk back" session with the audience
will follow the performance.
Hands of Hope is organized through Family
Services of Wabash County to serve victims of domestic violence and
sexual abuse with counseling and shelter. To contact Hands of Hope, call
information about V-Day activities, visit the website at www.vday.org