UNCW Women's Studies Student Association Presents "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 13 & 17

Monday, February 04, 2013

UNCW’s Women’s Studies Student Association (WSSA) will sponsor performances of "The Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 13 and 17 in Lumina Theater.

This year marks the production's 13th anniversary, and is inspired by the celebration of V-Day and its efforts to raise local and global awareness of abuse and violence against women and girls. This year’s event is proudly part of Intercultural Week at UNCW. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center Inc. and the Carousel Center for Abused Children in Wilmington.

The Vagina Monologues consists of a series of short narratives performed by all demographics that provides insight into women's personal lives and experiences. Some monologues evoke pain, suffering and outrage, while others inspire passion, humor and power. First performed and written by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues has been a success for more than 10 years. The cast consists of 21 volunteers, including students.

“I am proud to be continuing my involvement with The Vagina Monologues again this year as co-director,” said UNCW senior Lauren Habig. “These performances are a wonderful and unique opportunity for the UNCW and greater Wilmington communities to come together and honor stories of celebration and sorrow from women across the globe.”

Tickets for The Vagina Monologues are $10 for general public and $5 for students. They are available to purchase through etix.com and in person at Sharky’s Box Office, Fisher Student Center, 910.962.4045. Show dates and times are:

• Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.
• Sunday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

Production costs are funded on a donation basis only, so that all proceeds will be donated directly to the shelter, with a modest contribution to V-Day. The performance is co-directed by Habig and Katie Bennett of the Rape Crisis Center.

What is V-Day?
V-Day is a non-profit catalyst that works to end all violence against women and girls including rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery. It strives to raise awareness and to unify anti-violence efforts to help women throughout the world. The movement will not stop until the violence does. To learn more about V-Day, visit www.vday.org

UNCW media contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, weavera@uncw.edu or 910-962-7631.