Witty, Wise ‘Vagina Monologues’ Benefits Girls Inc.

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What: Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues — two benefit performances for Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley

When:
In Red Bluff: Saturday (Feb. 26), 7 p.m. at the State Theatre, 333 Oak St, Red Bluff

In Redding: March 12, 7:30 p.m. at Old City Hall, 1313 Market St, Redding 

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 

Tickets available at:
Wink Fashion & Salon, 332 Oak St, Red Bluff

Toucan Tans Fashion & Tanning, 2012 Hilltop Dr, Redding

Details: Presented by V-Day Red Bluff, part of  the V-Day global movement to end violence against women and girls.

From the Random House web site: “A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women’s stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery.

“Celebrated as the bible for a new generation of women, The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement — V-Day — to stop violence against women … Based on interviews with over 200 women about their memories and experiences of sexuality, The Vagina Monologues gives voice to women’s deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman’s body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.” Read more.

For questions, email VDayRedBluff@yahoo.com

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Talia says:

    Thanks for spreading the word about this wonderful event! The cast (of which I am a part) has been working diligently to put together a memorable show and do justice to the powerful stories voiced by these monologues.

    We will also be showing the award-winning documentary film, Until The Violence Stops, at 2PM on Feb. 26th at the State Theatre prior to the Red Bluff performance. The film is an uplifting look at the V-Day movement and a great introduction to what The Vagina Monologues is all about. I hope to see you there!

  2. Avatar Beth says:

    Far more than merely an entertaining evening, The Vagina Monologues is composed of monologues based on interviews from real women — their stories, their lives, their experiences — about their sexuality. You'll laugh until you cry, you'll weep from sadness, you'll embrace wonderful, descriptive words about virtually every facet of women's lives.

    Come see the documentary about how the play grew into the international movement at 2 pm, then take in the unique shops of downtown Red Bluff, enjoy an early dinner at one of the local restaurants, and come back at 7 for the performance.

    The cast looks forward to entertaining — and enlightening — you!

  3. Avatar Ray2447 says:

    What about all the men who are victims of women's domestic violence? Women's domestic violence against men is grossly under reported, while male victims are still routinely being ignored by the taxpayer funded domestic violence industry. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of domestic violence is at least 50/50 between women & men. Go to Fiebert Bibliography. According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70 percent of domestic violence incidents, where the d.v. is not mutual, it's women who initiate the d. v. Go to Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting. Click on the link under the red & blue pie chart. D.v. law follows a gender feminist agenda over facts & does great harm to many innocent men & also many violent women. Go to Youtube, “Los Misandry.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmOxvudpF8

    • Avatar Beth says:

      Certainly domestic violence against men IS an issue, and this play does not intend to diminish or dismiss it at all.

      But the subject and focus of V-Day and The Vagina Monologues is broader than "just" domestic violence. Please support the end of violence against *any* person, male or female.

      The beneficiary, Girls Inc., sponsors programs that help and educate our young women — and hopefully such education will help teach them that violence against either gender is wrong.

      Please support this play and the accompanying film documentary in the North State. Better awareness of the issues and educational programs will help stop violence against others. Thank you!

  4. Avatar Amazed says:

    I think that talking about any sort of violence benefits a community, and I think this will be a fun and touching performance.

    Also, Ray, one type of violence does not negate another type of violence. If you care about domestic violence, like I'm guessing by your post that you do feel passionately about, then I suggest you see the performance, and start volunteering for the many local organizations that work to end it. Please contact Shasta Women's Refuge in Redding or Atlernatives to Violence in Red Bluff, I'm sure they would be happy to give you tips on how to recognize DV, how to talk to victims, and how you can help their organizations.