Students present 15th annual ‘Vagina Monologues’
The Women’s and Gender Studies program, National Organization for Women and Multicultural Student Center at Georgia Southern University have come together for the 15th time to raise awareness of violence to women through a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. The V-Week celebration runs Monday, February 10, through Thursday, February 13, with Monologue performances on the 12th and 13th.
“When The Vagina Monologues debuted in 1994, it was like nothing anyone had ever seen,” said Candice Gary, president of NOW at Georgia Southern. “Ensler uses dozens of interviews that she conducted with different women to address women’s sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse in ways that are at once hilarious and poignant. Almost 20 years later, The Vagina Monologues is still relevant and still resonates with audiences, which is why we present it at Georgia Southern. ”
Every day of V-Week, beginning at 10 a.m. under the Fielding S. Russell Union Rotunda, the One Billion Rising organization will have a table set up until 2 p.m., and students are invited to come talk and learn about domestic/intimate partner violence. There will also be a table where tickets to the Wednesday and Thursday performances of The Vagina Monologues can be purchased. Show times are 7 p.m. in the Carol A. Carter Recital Hall in the University’s Foy Building, and tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission.
For more information about V-Week and the productions, please contact Gary at Candice_J_Gary@GeorgiaSouthern.edu.