director of transition and teaching office, 308.865.8007
“The Vagina Monologues,” an Obie Award-winning episodic play written by Eve Ensler, will be performed in February for the fifth consecutive year at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The performances will be Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5-6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the general public.
“The Vagina Monologues” performance is being sponsored jointly by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and Iota, Iota, Iota, the Women’s Studies honor society. The event is a part of V-Day, a global college campaign to end violence against women by raising funds and awareness through benefit productions of Ensler’s play.
The monologues are based off of interviews with more than 200 women and have been performed in cities all across America, as well as on hundreds of college campuses.
Last year, the event raised $500 at UNK. Ninety-percent of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the UNK Women’s Center, and 10 percent will go to the V-Day Spotlight Campaign that focuses this year on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“Even if people have seen this before, they should attend,” said Demaris Grant, director of transition and teaching office. “There are always new things added each year, and there is always something new to interpret.”
The cast for the “Vagina Monologues” is listed alphabetically by hometown:
Broken Bow-Emilie Ross
Kearney-Demaris Grant, director; Christine Rumery; and Elizabeth Doxtator-Morenberg
Omaha-Jenna Workman and Alisha Harrington
St. Paul-Kacy Sack