Vagina Monologues opens Thursday
Monday, September 24, 2007
CANTON, Mo. – The Culver- Stockton College 2007-08 theatrical season will continue this weekend with performances of “The Vagina Monologues,” written by Obie-award winner Eve Ensler in 1996. The play, which has had several monologues added over the years to keep current with emerging issues, provides personal narratives from women about sexual abuse and other violence against women. The monologues are based on Ensler’s interviews with actual women.
“Women around the world are an underrepresented minority that is subject to an enormous amount of bias and abuse. This play is about women who have been defined by their gender rather than who they are,” said Culver-Stockton director Haidee R. Heaton, assistant professor of theatre. “The play is not designed to shock but to heighten awareness about the vast number of women who are abused and subjected to violence and to empower those women so that they can be defined by their intelligence, their power, and who they really are.”
Professional companies, colleges, and community theatres have performed “The Vagina Monlogues” all over the world. Its related V-Day Foundation to stop violence against women has raised more than $30 million in eight years.
The Culver-Stockton production will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27 in the Mabee Little Theatre, and continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, with a final matinee performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 30.
Other performances this academic year will include “Moon Over Buffalo,” the annual guest artist production, which will be offered over C-SC Family Weekend, November 1-4; student-directed one-act plays December 1-2; “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” February 28-March 2; and the “Rocky Horror Show,” April 24-27.
Ticket information for all productions is available by calling 573-288-6346. Some productions contain adult themes and strong language. The full schedule of theatre and music performances and art exhibits is available online in the “Fine Arts” section online at www.culver.edu.
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