'The Vagina Monologues' 2014
For the 12th year in a row, the University of Redlands will present “The Vagina Monologues,” with performances in both English and Spanish.
“‘The Vagina Monologues’ is a great venue to express the different facets of what it means to be a woman in the world,” Claudia Martinez, first generation student programs coordinator with Campus Diversity & Inclusion, said.
Written by Eve Ensler, “The Vagina Monologues” consists of several different monologues by a variety of women, including an elderly New Yorker, a woman witnessing the birth of her grandchild, and a Bosnian survivor of rape.
“The diverse stories portrayed talk about triumph, adversity, hurt and success,” Martinez said. “There can be so many ways to hear these stories, but to be able to showcase them through the voice of other women who understand and can relate to the author of each monologue allows for the story to have a greater impact and importance. These monologues are a great reminder of the great strides that still need to be made to achieve equality and fairness for all girls and women across the world.”
“The Vagina Monologues” cast is comprised solely of female students. In years past, faculty, staff and administrators have also been involved.
“The student directors and cast put in a large amount of effort to effectively portray the stories narrated in the monologues,” Martinez said. “It is important for others to hear these monologues and the great messages behind them. It is also an incredibly funny production."
“The Vagina Monologues” will be performed in the Glenn Wallichs Theatre in English at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and in Spanish at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.
“We have a large Spanish department at the University of Redlands,” Martinez said. “Some of the audience members might not fully understand the complexities of the program if it is only offered in English. ... The fact that we have a Spanish performance also promotes the diverse nature of the performance itself.”
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for University of Redlands students. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services.
Posted: Feb. 5, 2014
Written by: Catherine Garcia