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'Vagina Monologues' set for Feb. 7


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Of the 21 female students and one faculty member cast in Sacramento State’s upcoming production of The Vagina Monologues, only one is studying theater arts. The rest come from a variety of campus disciplines, including social work, recreation and leisure, and biology.

“We had an open casting call,” says producer Jessica Heskin, “and we got such diversity in age, ethnicity and body size, which will make for a very entertaining show. Most of the people in this production have never been on stage before.”


Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the University Union Ballroom. Admission is $10 general, $5 for students. Order tickets online at or purchase them in person at the Sac State Box Office in the Athletics Center or at the ASI Ticket Office on the third floor of the University Union. For more information, call (916) 278-3799.

This is the 11th year the University will stage The Vagina Monologues as part of V Day, a global effort to end violence against women. Proceeds from the Sac State show will go to My Sister’s House in Sacramento, a shelter for Asian and Pacific Islander women and children affected by domestic violence.

“Sacramento State’s Benefit Production of The Vagina Monologues” is presented by University Union UNIQUE Programs, Student Health & Counseling Services, Alcohol & Violence Peer Health Education, and Active Minds. Heskin expects the 1,300-seat ballroom to sell out.

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Office of Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156. For more information on other V Day events planned in Sacramento, go to

– Dixie Reid