The Shippensburg University Women’s Center is sponsoring “The Vagina Monologues” 10th annual performance. “The Vagina Monologues” is a theatrical play promoting women’s empowerment.
The monologues are a collection of scenes written by Eve Ensler after interviewing 200 women from all over the world. When asking questions regarding sex, sexuality and what it means to be a woman, many women were first reluctant in answering.
After a short while, however, women became open about their experiences as a female, which led to the creation of “The Vagina Monologues.”
The show is taking place Feb. 21-23 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. Student tickets cost $3 in advance and $5 at the door.
Faculty, staff and community tickets cost $8 in advanced and $10 at the door. Advanced tickets will be sold in the Women’s Center, Horton Hall 132 starting Feb. 1.
Stephanie Diaz, an intern at SU Women’s Health Center said, “Students should come to the performance because it’s a great show and proceeds are benefitting the YWCA Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County.”
“The Vagina Monologues” is one of many campaigns promoted by V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.
The movement’s goal is to change social attitudes toward violence against females and educate about the problem regarding rape, incest, abuse and sexual slavery.
The performance is an entertaining, blunt and emotionally moving set of scenes based on real women’s experiences. Many of the main topics included in the monologues such as menstruation, traumatic sexual encounters, incest, rape and birth are not often spoken about publicly or in a humorous fashion, making it different from other shows.