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V-Day Presents a Benefit Production of the “Vagina Monologues” at FSU
01/23/2012

Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” will be performed at Frostburg State University in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center on Feb. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the Information Festival, which features the Clothesline Project, campus and community groups who provide assistance, and V-Day merchandise. The Clothesline Project was designed to essentially “air out society’s dirty laundry.” Both women and men are invited to create their own T-shirts to be put on display as a visual representation of real stories of violence against women. Alongside the Clothesline Project is the scarf sale, otherwise known as the Scarf Project.

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $6 for students and may be purchased by phoning 301-687-7462 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. For the 11th year in a row, V-Day@FSU will donate the proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales. The Dove Center, Family Crisis Resource Center and this year’s V-Day Spotlight, Women and Girls of Haiti, will benefit.

Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” “The Vagina Monologues,” which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim all around the world.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery. This movement strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S. and around the world.

The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world, in 140 countries from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean and all of North America. 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 11 years, the V-Day movement has raised over $85 million.

To learn more about V-Day@FSU, contact Dr. Amy Branam at 301-687-4293 or Dr. Jennifer Flinn at 301-687-4491, or email the organization at fsuvday@gmail.com. To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns, visit www.vday.org.

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. -end-

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