Well-Known Eve Ensler Play To Show At CCC

The Arts & Ideas program is proud to announce a production of The Vagina Monologues at Clatsop Community College for one night only.

The Vagina Monologues will show Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the CCC Performing Arts Center. The CCC Lives in Transition program is sponsoring the production, and it is the first time CCC has hosted these monologues. Columbia River Coffee Roasters will provide coffee.

The Vagina Monologues was created after writer Eve Ensler interviewed some 200 women about their experiences of dealing with violence. This play consists of an emotional series of stories, ranging from funny to painful to angry.

In 1996, when first run off-Broadway, this play broke ground, leading to an Obie Award in 1997 for “Best New Play”. Since then, The Vagina Monologues has been translated into over 35 languages and presented in theaters all over the world.

Eventually, some years after the play first opened, an organization named V-Day was formed. V-Day’s global mission is to stop violence against girls and women. To this end, writer and founder Eve Ensler allows groups and campuses all around the world to perform the play during the months of February, March, and April. The proceeds from the V-Day performances go towards local programs whose goals are to end violence against women and girls; often, they go to shelters and rape crisis centers.

The CCC Women’s Studies class producing The Vagina Monologues—Women and Social Action—wanted to host this play to bring awareness to the V-Day organization’s cause and highlight what a serious problem violence is. CCC Students, faculty, and staff will present the monologues.

At the March 5th event there will also be social service booths, including the Women’s Resource Center of Astoria, Clatsop Community Action, Clatsop County Marriage Equality Project, and Lives in Transition to bring awareness to each organization and inform people of the services they offer.

Admission is by donation at the door. A suggested donation of $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for students would be much appreciated. All proceeds go towards the Lives in Transition program and community organizations working toward the V-Day goal to stop all forms of violence against women.

Please email Mindy Stokes or call 503-338-2377 for more information.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible.

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