Saturday, 15 March 2014

Vagina Monologues

March 8th is International Women's Day.

In celebration, a group of local ladies performed a series of monologues from the Vagina Monologues.  

In case you have not seen the show, the Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler an American playwright, performer, feminist and activist.  The piece is based on interviews she conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women.  Some of the monologues are one person's story, others are an amalgamation of multiple interviews. 

It was the second time I had seen the Vagina Monologues performed.  It is a powerful piece.  The performance was moving ... thought provoking, funny, sad, poignant.   
My emotions were pulled along, though laughter, sadness, shame, shock and hope. 

 I was immensely impressed by the dedication of the performers.  
So many lines, so much to memorize.  
So emotional.

Over $1000 were raised for Juniper House - a women's shelter in Yarmouth.

Alison, Jan, Pat, Georg and Rita.  
Thank you ladies, you were Awesome!

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