February 13, 2017
17-40

Jordan West
Communications Specialist

VSU Presents the Grand Finale of “The Vagina Monologues”

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program will present “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24-25 in Powell Hall Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.  
 
“The Vagina Monologues,” written by Eve Ensler, is a series of monologues highlighting current issues facing women. The show is based on the author’s interviews with more than 200 women regarding their experiences with sexuality and was originally performed in off-Broadway theaters, starring Ensler. It is now performed globally. Each performance raises funds to end violence against women.
 
“The chief purpose of performing ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is to raise awareness of the incidents and effects of violence against women, especially sexual violence,” said Catherine Oglesby, coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
 
“Any institution that hosts the performance contributes to the spread of such awareness to those within the university and to those in the surrounding community.”
 
The performance features an all-female cast of VSU students from a variety of programs of study. After hosting “The Vagina Monologues” for 10 years, this year will be the university’s final performance of the show.
 
Tickets are $5 for VSU students with a valid 1Card. General admission tickets are $10. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased in advance in Ashley Hall Room 1102.
 
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Haven, a non-profit organization in Valdosta that provides temporary shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in a nine-county region of South Georgia.
 
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is committed to providing feminist scholarship across disciplines and promoting gender equality and respect.
 
Contact Dorothy Nickell, administrative specialist in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, at (229) 249-4842 or djnickell@valdosta.edu for more information.
 
On the Web:
 
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts-sciences/womens-studies/welcome.php
 
http://www.eveensler.org/plays/the-vagina-monologues/
 
http://www.valdostahaven.org/
 
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