Bucks County Community College invites the public to a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. The performance will take place on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zlock Performing Arts Center in Newtown.
The event also marks V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those with fluid identities). To that end, there will be a post-performance discussion with the cast and representatives from A Woman’s Place, a domestic violence agency in Bucks County.
Reserved seating for The Vagina Monologues is $10 for adults and $5 for students, with proceeds benefiting A Women’s Place. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bucks.edu/tickets or at the door.
About the Show
Updated since it first debuted 21 years ago, The Vagina Monologues is an Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone which introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices. These voices include a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and many others.
Directed by Margo Weishar, this dramatically funny, tender, provocative and political play is a series of interviews with a diverse group of over 200 women. It offers new perspectives on the complexities of growing up female and the hurdles women face in overcoming misogynist conceptions of the female body. The talented ten-woman cast consists of: Carol Thompson, Lauren Kerstetter, Heidi Young Murphy, Maria Jarrell, Shelli Pentimall, Jen Newby, Diana Irvine, Carlene Lawson, Cat Miller, and Shawneen Rowe.
About A Woman's Place
Located in Doylestown, A Woman's Place (founded in 1976) is the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County. The organization provides programs and services such as a 24-hour hotline, counseling, support groups, emergency shelter, financial empowerment programs and more.
About Bucks Live!
The Vagina Monologues is part of the Bucks Live! series of innovative programs brought to you by Bucks County Community College’s Cultural Affairs Committee. Forthcoming events include “Sweet Honey in the Rock” February 27, Omar Sosa with Yilian Cañizares and Gustavo Ovalles March 7, and Larry Kirwan’s St. Patrick’s Celtic Crushing Concert March 14. To learn more, click here or call the Zlock Performing Arts Center box office at 215-968-8469.