‘Vagina Monologues’ Returns to George Mason

Posted: February 6, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

As a participant in “V-Day,” an international movement dedicated to fund raising to finance programs that will end violence against women and girls, George Mason’s Sexual Assault Services will sponsor a series of performances of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues.”

The play, which examines themes of female sexuality and violence towards women, will be presented Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 and 8 p.m. in Harris Theater. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Women for Women International and the George Mason University Victims of Violence Fund.

“We work to help victims of sexual assault, relationship and dating violence and stalking. We want to do everything we can to help raise needed funding for organizations that are consistently trying to end violence against women and girls,” says Ann Kakol, Sexual Assault Services’ education coordinator.

This year’s production of “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by theater major Lisa Gross, involved holding auditions for student actresses and staff, selecting a student director, preparing the show and publicizing the event.

“This play is absolutely hilarious,” says Kakol. “We sold out all three performances last year and expect to do it again. It is different every year, so if you have seen it previously, that doesn’t mean you should not go again.”

Tickets for “The Vagina Monologues” are available at the Concert Hall Box Office and cost $5 for students, $10 for George Mason faculty and staff and $25 for the general public. For more information on ticket sales, call 703-993-8888.

For other information, contact Connie Kirkland, director of Sexual Assault Services, at 703-993-4364.

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