George Mason Hosts The Vagina Monologues
Posted: February 11, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
In a Valentine’s Day celebration, George Mason women present a special performance of The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler’s Obie award-winning play, on Friday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The performance, which features a revised script for 2004, is a series of stories, based on interviews, in which women talk about the most secret part of their bodies. The monologues explore questions often pondered, but seldom asked.
The national V-Day 2004 theme is “Celebrating Vagina Warriors.” Being a vagina warrior “means developing the spiritual muscle to enter and survive the grief that violence brings and, in that dangerous space of stunned unknowing, inviting the deeper wisdom,” according to Ensler.
George Mason’s vagina warriors will be brought to the stage for recognition. Cast members include eight Mason student actresses; Lynnie Raybuck, director of the Theater Department and local actress and director; and Connie Kirkland, director of Sexual Assault Services.
Tickets for The Vagina Monologues are available through www.tickets.com, the George Mason Box Office at 703-993-8888, or at the door. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty/staff, and $25 for community members. All proceeds benefit the George Mason Victims of Violence Fund, Women for Women International, and Planned Parenthood of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Area.
For more information, contact Kirkland at 703-993-4364.