January 19, 2016 By Jessica Hurov
The Community of Gainesville’s VDAY campaign, in partnership with One Billion Rising, organizations that aim to end violence against women, are sponsoring a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues to raise funds benefiting voices throughout our community for Peaceful Paths, a local domestic abuse shelter and advocacy center, and to Wild Iris Books, Gainesville’s nonprofit feminist bookstore.
The Vagina Monologues
The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For over twenty years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. This year, stay tuned after intermission for some bonus original works by local authors!
The Hippodrome State Theater, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601
February 14th (cinema theater; doors at 6:30 p.m., showtime 7:00-9:00p.m.).
February 17th (cinema theater; doors at 6:30 p.m., showtime 7:00-9:00p.m.)
February 18th (cinema theater; doors at 1:30 p.m.; showtime 2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Ticket admission is good for the show and admission to the Art of Women’s Diversity Art Installation in the Hippodrome Gallery, where show patrons will be served a complimentary drink and light hors d’ oeuvres in the half-hour pre-show; additional drinks for purchase at intermission.
To raise awareness of the global issue of violence against self-identified women and girls from all walks of life, and to support to PEACEFUL PATHS Domestic Abuse Network, whose mission is to help stop domestic violence and encourage people in our communities to make informed and healthy choices.
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