(People who purchased tickets for the Friday, Feb. 14, performance may bring their ticket to the Saturday show for admission to the event.)
V-Day@FSU will present benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” at Frostburg State University on Feb. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. This year’s student director is Kristen Demers.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the Information Festival, which features the Clothesline Project, campus and community groups who provide assistance, and V-Day merchandise. The Clothesline Project was designed to “air out society’s dirty laundry.” Both women and men are invited to create their own T-shirts to be put on display as a visual representation of real stories of violence against women. Alongside the Clothesline Project is the scarf sale, otherwise known as the Scarf Project.
Tickets are $12 for the general public and $6 for students and may be purchased by phoning 301-687-7462 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. For the 13th year in a row, V-Day@FSU will donate the proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales. The Dove Center and the Family Crisis Resource Center will benefit, as well as this year’s V-Day Spotlight, One Billion Rising for Justice, a campaign that has issued a call to women, men and youth around the world to gather safely, releasing their stories, dancing and speaking out, on Feb. 14 outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.
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 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 all around the world.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls and 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 and sex slavery. This movement strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S. and around the world.
The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world, in 140 countries from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean and all of North America. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine’s 100 Best Charities, in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities and in 2010 was named as one of the top-rated organizations on GreatNonprofits. In 14 years, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:30pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg