Presentations of 'Monologues' Set at TAMIU Feb. 13-15
Local acting talent will bring poignant tales of women
and womanhood to life as Texas A&M International
University hosts the world-famous "Vagina Monologues"
Feb. 13-15 at the Center for the Fine and Performing
Arts Recital Hall.
The play, by Eve Ensler, will be organized mostly by
students and locally scouted actors, and is designed
to bring awareness to violence against woman. Shows
will be held in English on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 at 8
p.m. and in Spanish on Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.
Tickets for the performance will be $10 per person or
$5 for students with ID and all proceeds will benefit
local non-profit organizations fighting violence against
women. Tickets may be obtained by calling 326-2142
Viky García, one of the event's main organizers,
said "Vagina Monologues" presents poignant
snippets of the lives of real women interviewed by
Ensler. It is a celebration of womanhood in all its
forms, delivered with good dose of humor. The play,
which has been presented in more than 1,500 schools
worldwide, forms part of the V-Day Movement, observed
around the world during the month of February.
V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against
women and girls and promotes creative events to increase
awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of
existing anti-violence organizations.
The focus of this year's collective V-Day efforts are
the missing and murdered women of Ciudad, Juárez,
Mexico, and 10 percent of proceeds will be going to
the investigation of the murders.
For further information, please contact García at 326-2142 or Lorena
Martínez at 645-4430. Information may also be obtained by writing to
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