"The Vagina Monologues" Returns to FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 February 2015 18:10

“The Vagina Monologues,” author and feminist Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, is returning to Frostburg State University for a two-night benefit performance as part of V-Day @ FSU. Performances will be on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” “The Vagina Monologues,” which Ensler first performed in an Off-Broadway theater in 1996, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement of women’s experiences. It is an episodic play, delivered through monologues by women from all walks of life, based on interviews with hundreds of women. It has been performed throughout the world to great acclaim. The FSU student director is Hannah Blankenbeckler.

Each year, in honor of V-Day, the global movement that was inspired by “The Vagina Monologues” to end violence against women and girls, FSU does V-Day @ FSU. At 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center each night before the performances, there will be an information festival that will feature campus and community groups that provide assistance to victims and survivors of abuse, the Clothesline Project and V-Day merchandise.

Tickets for the play are $6 for students and $12 for the general public and may be reserved by calling 301-687-7462 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. All proceeds from tickets and merchandise go to the Dove Center, the Family Crisis Resource Center and the V-Day Spotlight, which is One Billion Rising: Revolution.

For more information, contact Dr. Amy Branam Armiento at 301-687-4293 or Dr. Jennifer Flinn at 301-687-4491.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
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