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FSU Celebrates Ten Years of V-Day, Presents “Vagina Monologues”
02/05/2008

Frostburg State University will present Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Pealer Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The event is part of V-Day, a global campaign to end violence against women and girls.

In celebration of V-Day’s 10-year anniversary, The Women’s Studies Department and the Ophelia Project are sponsoring FSU’s seventh benefit production of the play. “The Vagina Monologues” dives into a range of emotions buried in real women’s experiences. All proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Resource Center in Cumberland and the Dove Center of Garrett County.

V-Day performances of the award-winning “The Vagina Monologues” generated over $6 million globally in 2007. The annual benefit performances and projects raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within the community.

As part of its 2008 V-Day Campaign, FSU will have its annual Scarf Sale Feb. 4 through 8 and Feb. 11 through 15 in the Lane University Center and during the performances of “The Vagina Monologues.” Proceeds will benefit both local centers.

The Clothesline Project, designed to “air out society’s dirty laundry,” will be held from Feb. 11 to Feb. 15 in the Lane University Center. Women and men are invited to create shirts that will be displayed during the performances of “The Vagina Monologues” as a visual representation of real stories of violence against women.

The “Take Back the Night” Rally will take place on Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. The rally will start in the Upper Quad and march to the Osborne Newman Center. Open-mic performances and refreshments will follow the march.

Tickets to FSU’s performance of “The Vagina Monologues” are $5 for students and $10 for non-students. Call 301-687-7462 for more ticket information. To learn more about V-Day events, contact Whitney Young, President of the Ophelia Project Advisory Council, at 410-703-0898 or e-mail wyoung0@frostburg.edu.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu