Vagina Monologues presented next month

Eve Ensler’s acclaimed work The Vagina Monologues will be presented at the Memorial Centre on Feb. 9. Performance time is 8 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues is based on Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women.

According to Wikipedia, The Vagina Monologues is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women (initially Ensler performed every monologue herself, with subsequent performances featuring three actresses, and more recent versions featuring a different actress for every role).

Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, menstruation, female genital mutilation, birth and the various common names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.

Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist.

The Vagina Monologues has been translated into over 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment) and has been running for 11 years in Mexico City and Paris.

Productions are a part of what’s called V-Day. According to the United Nations, one of every three women on the planet will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime. Although sources of violence may seem diverse, women’s responses sound tragically similar.

Organizers say that V-Day was born of the belief that until these themes are addressed, these violations named and taken up by whole communities as an unacceptable desecration of human dignity, the violence will continue.

For ticket information, check out www.blackknightinn.ca or call 403-755-6626.

-Weber

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