Two performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues will be held at the UTC Fine Arts Center’s Roland Hayes Theater on Friday, February 12, and Saturday, February 13, at 7 p.m.
Last year over 4200 communities hosted V-Day benefits around the world to raise funds and awareness to help end violence against women. The events raised over $4 million through performances of this award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, readings from V-Day’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer and Any One Of Us: Words From Prison and screenings of V-Day’s documentary Until The Violence Stops.
UTC has joined this global movement as part of the V‑Day 2010 College Campaign.
For the second year in a row UTC will present a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues. This benefit production is sponsored by the UTC Women’s Action Council and Women’s Center.
“The performers are all students and it is student directed. It is a great opportunity for everyone to come and have fun and also learn about women’s issues,” said Sara Peters, director of the UTC Women’s Center.
The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage, and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world – from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in the Women’s Center at the SGA Safe Sex Fair in the Tennessee Room on Thursday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. or at the box office the night of the performances. All proceeds go to the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults and the Transformation Project.
To learn more about V‑Day UTC, call 423-425-5605 or visit www.vday.org.