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The second annual local production of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler will be performed at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Sunday and Monday, Feb. 12 and 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The performance will benefit the Kearney S.A.F.E. Center, which helps protect girls and women against violence, and is a part of the global V-day campaign for raising awareness of violent acts committed against women. V-day is an organization aimed primarily at stopping violence against women and girls. Through events like The Vagina Monologues, they strive to increase awareness of violence and to help raise money for local programs that assist women.
The Vagina Monologues received an OBIE Award for playwriting during the 1996 – 1997 award year. The Village Voice Off-Broadway Theater Production (OBIE) Awards honor excellence in off-Broadway productions, and is the highest honor for these productions.
The performance is open to the public. Tickets are $3 with a UNK Student ID, $7 for general admission, or two for $10.
Sponsors for the production are the UNK Women’s Studies Advisory Council and Iota Iota Iota, a women’s honor society.
Directed by Kenneth Hopkinson of North Platte , the play will feature student actresses as well as UNK faculty members. Performing the monologues are:
Blair – Teri Shepard
Chadron – Elizabeth Dextator-Morenberg
Kearney – Demaris Grant, Assessment Center director, and Dr.
Lincoln – Rachel Dinsdale
McCook – Amber Hruby
Oshkosh – Marguerite Smith
Omaha – Kristin Nielsen
OUT OF STATE
Franklin Park – Allison Staulcup