Sally Kirkland, Susan Olsen Leads Vagina Monologues for Charity, 5/8-10
A cast of stars in an intimate theatrical setting with all proceeds going to charity is the way to describe the V-Day Valley (www.vdayvalley.com) production of "The Vagina Monologues," directed by Sheena Metal at the Complete Actors Place in Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles). With just three performances set for May 8, 9, and 10, this production is likely to be a standing-room-only presentation.
"I am very excited to be working with so many great actresses, all of whom are graciously donating their time and talents for charity," states Sheena Metal, who is acting as producer and director via her Sheena Metal Experience radio show on LA Talk Radio.
"There are over fifty performers who have joined our cast and each of them has appeared as a guest on my daily talk radio show," notes Ms. Metal, "but the only way to see them all is to attend all three performances! A full cast list is available on the VdayValley website." Among the stars who are confirmed as of press time for this announcement are:
Alison Arngrim ("Little House On The Prairie")
Adrienne Barbeau ("Maude")
Melanie Chartoff ("Rugrats")
Michelle Clunie ("Queer As Folk")
Denise Crosby ("Star Trek: The Next Generation")
Janina Gavankar ("True Blood")
Ilene Graff ("Mr. Belvedere")
Sally Kirkland ("JFK")
Sandy Martin ("Big Love")
Susan Olsen ("The Brady Bunch")
Debra Wilson ("MADtv")
When and Where
The special limited engagement of "The Vagina Monologues" is Sunday, Monday and Tuesday - May 8, 9, and 10 at the Complete Actors Place, 13752 Ventura Blvd., (1 block West of Woodman), Studio City, CA 91423. Phone: 818-990-2001. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $45.00 with all proceeds going to Eve Ensler's charity V-DAY and to PROTECT.org.
PROTECT is a national pro-child, anti-crime membership association committed to building a powerful, nonpartisan force for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect.
About Sheena Metal
Sheena Metal helmed five successful shows in her seven years on KLSX 97.1 FM Talk, then known as "the Howard Stern affiliate station." Her quick wit, unforgettable voice and unflinching fan base have proven Sheena to be an undeniable radio presence. She has been written up in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar, LA Weekly, The Daily News, Music Connection and dozens of other periodicals. Metal has appeared as a comedic commentator on "National Inquirer TV," was the annual host of the All Access Music Awards, and has headlined two long-running stand-up comedy nights at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, "Sheena Metal's Midnight Madness" and "Inside the Girl's Locker Room." She produced the motion picture feature documentary, "Montgomery House: A Perfect Haunting." She hosts three shows at LA Talk Radio: the daily afternoon drive show "The Sheena Metal Experience" and two weekly shows, "Haunted Playground" and "Music Highway".
About Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler, playwright, performer and activist, is the author of "The Vagina Monologues," which has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway's Westside Theater and on London's West End (where it received the 2002 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment) and has been running for a decade in Mexico City and Paris. She is the founder of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.
V-Day raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play "The Vagina Monologues" and other artistic works. To date, the V-Day movement has raised more than $80 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 12,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities," in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on GreatNonprofits. In twelve years, the V-Day movement has reached more than 300 million people.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.vdayvalley.com .