Lincoln Land Community College is presenting a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. The production is being held in the Trutter Center at LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
This year’s performance features a pre-show called “Cis-iety Interrupted,” with original monologues from LLCC students and faculty and Springfield community members. The pre-show begins at 7 p.m. followed by “The Vagina Monologues” at 8 pm. The production includes adult themes and language.
“The Vagina Monologues,” hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in the ticket office in Menard Hall at LLCC-Springfield after March 14. Ninety percent of the proceeds go to local groups (Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault, Sojourn Center and LLCC student club Feminist Activist Coalition) that promote equality and anti-violence prevention programs. The other 10 percent goes to the V-DAY Foundation.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities.
More information on LLCC’s production is available from Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English, at 786.4966 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on V‑Day and its campaigns can be found at www.vday.org.