Students Present the Vagina Monologues

Feb. 9, 2009 -

A play written as part of an effort to explore female sexuality and strength will be returning to the University of Redlands this week.

The Vagina Monologues will be performed Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Orton Center. The event is open to the public. Tickets will be available at the university's Women's Center, as well as at the door.

The performances are part of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. The event is designed to increase awareness, raise money and boost anti-violence organizations. In 2008, more than 4,000 V-Day events took place in the U.S. and around the world.

V-Day events often include screening of a V-Day documentary, performances of Vagina Monologues or other events designed to raise money or awareness of violence-related issues including rape, battery, incest and sex slavery.

Vagina Monologues made its name in 1997 as an off-Broadway play. In 1999, playwright Eve Ensler began making the play available for benefit shows. The emotionally charged play unfolds through a series of monologues written to address topics including sexual assault and sexual pleasure. In one segment, a Bosnian woman recalls her rape. Other segments discuss feelings of shame about gender or sexuality.

Producers of the Redlands event include Clarissa Hadge, Christine Law and Ashley Miller.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Campus Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Redlands.

 Call 909-748-8285 for more information.

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