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IMPACT brings Vagina Monologues to Moravian College

The Vagina Monologues at Moravian College raised over $1,000 for Turning Point of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) –As part of its V-Day 2003 College Campaign, Moravian College student organization, IMPACT, will present a benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," from Friday to Sunday, February 21 – 23, 2003 in Prosser Auditorium. The show will be at 8:00 pm on Friday, 2:00 pm on Saturday, and 7:00 pm on Sunday. The cost is $6 for students and $12 for non-students. For tickets information, call 610-861-1485.

The Vagina Monologues is a controversial work created by Even Ensler. The play debuted off-off Broadway in 1996 and has gained momentum in recent years. It began when Ensler portrayed an elderly woman in New Jersey, a proper British lady who discovers her own sexuality late in life, a New York sex worker, and a young lesbian. Her acting and show became very much alive. Exploring the humor, pain, wisdom, and mystery hidden in vaginas, the Vagina Monologues covers everything from hair to the instruments of torture found in the gynecologist’s office; the horror of genital mutilation in Africa to the wonder of birth. While most of it is hilarious, parts of it can be depressing such as the segment on the rape victims of Bosnia.

It is from the Vagina Monologues that V-Day developed. V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Each year, V-Day is celebrated on February 14th, with the V standing for Victory, Valentine, and Vagina. Throughout the world, volunteers and college students produce benefit performances of the Vagina Monologues to increase awareness and raise funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities.