January 12, 2006

V-Day celebrated with Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler's funny, poignant and liberating Vagina Monologues will again be performed at Sacramento State in a production directed and performed entirely by Sacramento State students.

Three performances of the Obie Award-winning play are scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 2 to 4, in the University Theatre in Shasta Hall.

The show is based on interviews Ensler conducted with more than 200 women about their sexuality. From them, she created a delicately balanced series of painful, joyous, mysterious and ultimately powerful tales told from their perspective. Ranging from delightful sexual experiences to organized rape in Bosnia, the stories honor all women.

Sacramento State students Karen Nylund and Helen Terry direct a cast of more than a dozen women in this year's University production.

The Sacramento State presentation of the Monologues is part of a worldwide movement created by Ensler to help end violence against women and girls centered on "V-Day" Feb. 14. More than 600 colleges presented the play last year in support of "V-Day." The Sacramento State production benefits the University's Women’s Resource Center and the SHARE Institute, a local non-profit organization working to improve the health and well-being of women and families in the U.S. and abroad.

The event is sponsored by Sacramento State's Women's Resource Center, Department of Theatre and Dance and Student Health Center along with the Sacramento State NOW chapter and LUNA nutrition bars.

Advance purchase of tickets is recommended as the show has sold out in previous years. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $7 for students, and can be purchased at the Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or Tickets.com. For more information, contact the Sacramento State Women's Resource Center at (916) 278-7388 or see www.csus.edu/wrc. For media assistance contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156 .

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