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 SRU to Join National V-Day Program with 'Vagina Monologues 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1/28/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU TO JOIN IN NATIONAL V-DAY PROGRAM WITH ‘VAGINA MONOLOGUES’ PERFORMANCES

             SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  “The Vagina Monologues,” called a “funny” and poignant” play by The New York Times, will again be presented at Slippery Rock University as part of the national V-Day program.

           Performances will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 10-11 in Swope Music Hall. Tickets will be available from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday [Feb. 1 and Feb. 3] and Feb. 8 at the University Union -- and at the door.

            V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. It is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.

          The Eve Ensler play, first performed off-Broadway, 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.

          SRU's production, the third is as many years, will be directed by Susan Kelley, an English literature major from Pittsburgh and Michelle Gates a theater major from Ambridge.

          Villard Books/Random House first published “The Vagina Monologues,” including a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in 1998.  A special V-Day edition of the play was released in February 2001.

          To learn more about V-Day, the V-Day College Campaign or the V-Day Worldwide Campaign, visit: www.vday.org.           

          The campus production is being sponsored by the SRU Women Studies Program.

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