We invite you to join us for the annual campus production of Eve Ensler's THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. A company of 21 students, faculty, staff, and community members bring this groundbreaking work to life on stage in Wright Auditorium. Admission is free and donations are accepted to benefit the Center for Family Violence Prevention.
Eve Ensler wrote the the play following interviews she conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women. The interviews began as casual conversations with her friends, who then brought up anecdotes they themselves had been told by other friends; this began a continuing chain of referrals.
Ensler observed, "Women's empowerment is deeply connected to their sexuality." She wrote the play to "celebrate the vagina". A staged reading with actors and celebrities in New York City in 1998 marked a turning point in the history of the play--from a celebration of vaginas and femininity to a movement to stop violence against women. This was the start of the V-Day movement[5 which has continued strong every year since, has turned into a worldwide phenomenon, and a very successful non-profit organization.
Due to mature content and strong language, this production is recommended for mature audiences.
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Greenville, NC 27858-4353