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 SRU Good News for Feb. 24, 2011 



February 24, 2011
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU ‘Vagina Monologues’ raises $3,700 for charity

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s recent production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” earned more than $3,700 to benefit women and girls in Haiti and two local social service agencies – the Butler VOICe and the Lawrence County Crisis Shelter.

Emmalyn Ilagan, an information technology major from Mt. Pleasant and public relations chair of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, which sponsored the production, said 10 percent of the profits would be sent to Haiti with the remainder donated locally.

The annual campus production was a near sell out for each of its three-performances in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall. The play is based on interviews with more than 200 women, both domestic and international, that reveal their personal triumphs, trials and tribulations related to sexuality and being female. The play was first presented at SRU in 2003.

Brandi Callaghan, a political science major from Leechburg, directed this year’s production that included a cast of more than 24 students, faculty and alumni.

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