APPLETON, WIS. – Lawrence University’s student chapter of V-Day, an international movement to end violence against women, presents two benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” Feb. 26 and 28 at 6 p.m. in the Wriston Art Center auditorium, 613 E. College Ave., Appleton. Tickets, $8 for adults, $5 for students, are available through the Lawrence Box Office, 920-832-6749.
“The Vagina Monologues” was first performed in 1996 in New York, where it earned an OBIE award. The comical and compassionate collection of 17 monologues, performed by a student cast of 14 women under the direction of junior Marvanna Avery-Cash, are based on interviews Ensler conducted with more than 200 women.
The stories celebrate women’s life experiences, sexuality and self-discovery. Since its debut, “The Vagina Monologues” has been performed across America and in more than 120 countries worldwide, challenging sexual stereotypes and raising awareness about domestic violence.
Proceeds from the shows will benefit the Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities, Inc., a local organization that assists survivors and their families of all forms of sexual assault or abuse, One in Four, Inc., a Connecticut-based non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of rape and Women for Women International, which works with women around the world who have been victims of war and other conflicts to help them regain social, economic and political participation in their communities.