Roxy Regional Theatre Opens THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Tonight
Eve Ensler's touching, often hilarious series of monologues about women and performed by women has played to packed houses around the country, and the Roxy Regional Theatre's presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES -- beginning its twelfth year tonitgh, January 10, at 8pm -- is no exception.
This year, Leslie Greene, Michelle Foletta and Adriane Wiley-Hatfield take the stage of the Roxy's theotherspace in readings of these monologues based on interviews Eve Ensler conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women. An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it." In an interview with women.com, Ensler said that her fascination with vaginas began because of "growing up in a violent society." "Women's empowerment is deeply connected to their sexuality." She also stated, "I'm obsessed with women being violated and raped, and with incest. All of these things are deeply connected to our vaginas."
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES is presented in theotherspace, the 50-seat black-box theatre located upstairs at the Roxy, and runs January 10 through February 1, playing Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9am to 2pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).