The Vagina Monologues
By Eve Ensler
Directed by Brittany Jordt
A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery. Based on interviews with over 200 women about their memories and experiences of sexuality, The Vagina Monologues gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who sees it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. It is witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise. "At first women were reluctant to talk," Ensler writes. "They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them."
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Enslerís award winning play The Vagina Monologues. 2008 marks V-Dayís 10 year anniversary. Last year, more than 3000 V-Day events took place in the U.S. and around the world. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $50 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 5000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. The 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina. Visit http://www.vday.org for more information.
This production is presented in cooperation with the UW-Madison Campus Women's Center.
Produced by Undergraduate Theatre Association at Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
Performances: February 15-16, 2008
Performance Times: Friday, February 15th at 7:30 PM Saturday, February 16th at 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices: $10 Students $15 General public Profits to Benefit the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
Call 608-729-5427 for reservations or more information.