Vagina Monologues’ returns

Returning for another round of live theater, U students may again attend Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” in Kingsbury Hall on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.

The play, a mixture of comedy and poignancy, is based on interviews with women from all walks of life.

The 25-member cast will be made up of students, faculty and alumni of the U.

“They will be performing pieces that are very funny to very sad,” said Babs De Lay, director and organizer of the play.

Students who attend the “Vagina Monologues” will learn about compassion for victims of rape and abuse, according to DeLay. They will also learn things about their bodies, such as the nicknames people give to their body parts.

“Just like guys have different names for their penis, women have different names for their vagina,” De Lay said.

The V-day movement-in which the V stands for victory, valentine and vagina-attempts to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of anti-violence organizations. In its first seven years, the movement has raised more than $25 million for the cause.

Proceeds generated from this event will support local, national and institutional organizations aimed at preventing violence to women and young girls.

“In the last two years we have been able to raise $70,000 that has stayed in the community,” De Lay said.

The money raised has gone to the Women’s Resource Center, counseling programs and to the YWCA battered women’s shelter.

Tickets to the show are $15 for student and $25 for the general public. Tickets are available at the Kingsbury Hall Box Office. For more information, visit

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