WAUKESHA, WIS.—February 14 is more than just a day to celebrate romantic love. It also is V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that was inspired by Eve Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues.”
This V-Day, the Carroll Players join the movement with a special presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” in Otteson Theatre, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Two performances are at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are strongly encouraged to benefit The Women’s Center. The public is invited to attend.
Since 2012, the first of an annual one-night-only performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on V-Day tradition, the Theatre Arts Program and the Carroll Players have raised more than $700 for The Women’s Center.
Each of “The Vagina Monologues” deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, including sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the various common names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.
The Carroll Players production is directed by junior Carly Sauer, a theatre arts major from Madison, Wis. It will include more than 20 Carroll University students of various majors and levels.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit carrollplayers.weebly.com.
About Carroll University
Carroll, Wisconsin’s oldest four-year institution of higher learning, is an independent, co-educational comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Incorporated in 1846, it offers bachelor’s degrees in 57 majors and master’s degrees in business administration, education, exercise physiology, graphic communication, nursing, physician assistant studies and software engineering, as well as a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. For more information, visit www.carrollu.edu.
Photo Credit: Nikki Flores, 2013 production