The Vagina Monologues kick off tonight in Wilmington at UNC-Wilmington, and run again on the 13th and 15th! We are proud media sponsors of UNCW’s V-Day series! The event is part of the celebration of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. All profits will go to the Wilmington Domestic Violence Shelter and the Rape Crisis Center at Coastal Horizons.
Performance dates, times and locations are:
* Thursday, Feb. 12, Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center, 7:30 p.m.
* Friday, Feb. 13, “Dinner & Show”, Warwick Center Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.
* Sunday, Feb. 15, Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center, 2 p.m.
Tickets are available at Kenan Auditorium Box Office and Sharkey’s Box Office in the Fisher Student Center. Credit card purchases must be made through the Kenan Auditorium Box Office at 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643.
Prices for Feb. 12 and 15: $10 General Public; $8 Faculty, Staff, Alumni; $6 Students; Prices for Feb. 13 “Dinner & Show”: $40 Public; $35 Faculty, Staff, Alumni; $25 Students
Last year, more than 4,000 V-Day benefits took place around the world raising funds and awareness toward ending violence against women and girls. Since 1998, V-Day and these highly successful events have raised more than $60 million for organizations working to end violence in their local communities. The University of North Carolina Wilmington supports this global movement as part of the V‑Day 2009 College Campaign.
What is V‑Day?
V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.
Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. V-Day, a non-profit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls.
To learn more about V‑Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.
What are The Vagina Monologues?
Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant,” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Eve Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world. First published in 1998, a special V-Day 10-year anniversary issue of the play was released in 2008.
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