‘Vagina Monologues’ to stage March 1-2

Western Carolina University’s Department of Intercultural Affairs will host a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.

“The Vagina Monologues” is a series of monologues written by Eve Ensler with one straightforward message: to end violence against women and girls. Ensler, an activist, writer and performer, wrote the play in 1996 after she interviewed dozens of females with stories of violence against women and the struggles women face in society.

WCU students are performing the monologues in recognition of V-Day, a global effort to stop violence against women and girls. Proceeds will benefit REACH of Macon County, the Clean Slate Coalition, the WCU Sexual Violence Awareness Fund and the V-Day Foundation: One Billion Rising.

“The Department of Intercultural Affairs is proud to be a part of the global V-Day Movement and sponsor WCU’s annual production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as support local organizations that serve the community,” said Sarah Carter, associate director of resource services with WCU’s Department of Intercultural Affairs. “‘The Vagina Monologues’ speaks to the strength, power and voices of women regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 and at the door for $7. For more information, contact Carter at sacarter@wcu.edu or call 828-227-2617.