by Janessa Demeule
This month Shippensburg University will be hosting their annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Feb. 16 through Feb. 19.
The History of “The Vagina Monologues”
“The Vagina Monologues” is a broken play that began in 1996. Eve Ensler wrote the play after interviewing many women. She took their stories and created one of the best known woman-centric plays, “The Vagina Monologues.”
The play focuses heavily on women and relates these stories to the vagina in some fashion. Some monologues discuss topics like masturbation, periods, orgasms and other moments of discovery in a humorous way. Other monologues are harder to experience. Monologues about the harsh topics of rape, abuse and female mutilation are also performed.
Funds Go to Anti-Violence Initiatives
Each year Shippensburg has put on this play for V-Day, which is a non-profit group that raises money for anti-violence groups around the globe. In addition to ticket sales Shippensburg sells vagina-related souvenirs to benefit V-Day. Chocolate vaginas, vagina shaped purses and buttons are a few of the souvenirs that are on sale at the show.
Hosted by the Wilson College RAs, a shuttle will be traveling to the show on Fri, Feb. 18. The shuttle leaves campus at 7:00pm and the show begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are being sold for $3.00. If you would like a ticket or two, sign up outside the Post Office and drop your money off with Cathy Smedley.