"The Vagina Monologues" to be performed at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2011-03-07 15:22:28 - General

Eve Ensler’s "The Vagina Monologues" will be performed March 18-20 on the Coe College campus in conjunction with international V-Day. The Friday performance will begin at 7 p.m., with the Saturday and Sunday productions at 3 p.m. All performances will be held in the P.U.B., connected to Gage Memorial Union, along College Drive.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students, and will be available at the door.

More than 30 Coe students will present the V-Day performances for the 10th consecutive year, as part of a worldwide effort to heighten awareness of and help stop violence against women and girls. “The Vagina Monologues” is a collection of interviews conducted by Ensler, highlighting the experiences of women from various age groups, ethnicities and geographical locations. These experiences range from heartbreaking to uplifting, and are meant to not only bring awareness to sexual violence and the effect it has on women, but also to help eliminate the taboo associated with a woman’s sexuality in its various forms.

A benefit silent auction will open one hour prior to each performance. Ninety percent of the proceeds from ticket sales and the auction will be donated to the local anti-violence organization Waypoint, with the remaining 10 percent designated for the international V-Day campaign.

Each year, V-Day increases awareness by focusing on a specific group of women in the world who are exhibiting courage and vision. For 2011, the International V-Day Campaign is dedicated to the women and girls in Haiti, in light of the increased rates of sexual violence since the devastating earthquake that took place in January 2010.