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Mason Presents ‘The Vagina Monologues’ for 13th Consecutive Year

February 3, 2012

By Beth Pullias

“The Vagina Monologues” brings celebration and insight to the Mason stage next week to benefit the V-Day movement as it works to stop violence against women.

V-Day, a global activist effort to shut down violence against women and girls, raises funds for local organizations through benefit productions of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Based on interviews conducted with women, “The Vagina Monologues” explores views on sex, relationships and violence against women.  Initially written as a celebration of femininity, the production has evolved to support the movement to keep women safe from harm.

The production, in its 13th consecutive year, is sponsored at Mason by the Office of Student Involvement, Sexual Assault Services and Women and Gender Studies. The entire cast and directors are Mason students.

Last year more than 5,800 V-Day benefit events produced by volunteer activities in the United States and around the world educated millions of people about the harsh truth about violence against women and girls.

This year’s V-Day Spotlight Campaign once again focuses on women and girls in Haiti. Since the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, the country has experienced a higher level of sexual violence against women and girls.

Funds raised through the program will benefit Mason’s Victims of Violence Fund and Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH). “The Vagina Monologues” will be presented Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Harris Theater.

Admission to the event is $25 for the general public, $10 for Mason faculty and staff, and $5 for Mason students with a Mason ID.