'V' MONOLOGUES Return to the Roxy Regional Theatre for the 16th Year
Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry ... Eve Ensler's wildly popular series of monologues about women and performed by women is back for the sixteenth year with the Roxy Regional Theatre's presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, January 12 - January 27.
Returning favorites Emily Rourke (most recently seen as Patty in A Charlie Brown Christmas) and Michelle Foletta (whom audiences may remember as Daisy in The Great Gatsby and, most recently, as Sally in A Charlie Brown Christmas) will 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.
Joining Emily and Michelle is a rotating cast of special guest readers:
Courtney Berlyak, owner of Sango Village Florist (January 12 and 13)Nicolette Tomaszewski, lead counselor at the Clarksville Sexual Assault Center (January 17 and 18)Melissa Schaffner, marketing director at Fort Campbell MWR (January 19 and 20)
Tara Quirion, owner of Q Realty (January 24 and 25)Kimberly Wiggins, co-owner of Wiggins Medical Transit (January 26 and 27)
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."
Contributions will be collected each night for the Clarksville Sexual Assault Center, which provides counseling and support to children and adult victims of sexual abuse and community education programs to reduce the risk of victimization. To learn more, visit www.sacenter.org.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES is presented in theotherspace, the 50-seat black-box theatre located upstairs at the Roxy, and runs January 12 through January 27, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm.
Due to language and content, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.
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 (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville. For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org.