The Vagina Monologues says what others cannot

By Alyssa Cuccurullo, contributing writer

Kutztown University’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) and Women’s Center presents The Vagina Monologues, a performance of feminist literature. This year’s production will be held on Feb. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union building, room 218. According to Charles Isherwood of the New York Times, “It is probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.”

The Vagina Monologues was a game-changer in the way feminism was brought up in conversation. According to v-day.org, “In 1994, a play called The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, broke ground, offering to the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before. Based on dozens of interviews Ensler conducted with women, the play addressed women’s sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women.”

Ashley Miller, a communications studies major, had seen KU’s performance two years prior to this year’s show. When asked whether or not she would attend the performance for a second time, she confirmed her attendance.

“I thought that it was very moving,” said Miller. “You take an emotional journey while you’re watching it.”

The proceeds of this event are donated to Berks Women in Crisis, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley and the 2014 V-Day International Spotlight: One Billion Rising for Justice. Tickets are $5 dollars for students and $10 for non-students. They can be purchased at the MSU information desk with cash or check. For credit card purchases call 610-683-4092. For more information, contact the Women’s Center or visit womenscenter@kutztown.edu.



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