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"Vagina Monologues" to be Performed at FSU as Part of V-Day Celebration
02/03/2006

Frostburg State University will present Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall. All proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Resource Center in Cumberland and the Dove Center of Garrett County.

The play is being performed as part of V-Day, a campaign to stop violence against females around the world. This is the fifth year FSU has marked V-Day. Through campaigns, local volunteers and college students, annual benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues” are produced to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their communities.

In 2005, more than 2,500 V-Day events took place in the U.S. and around the world. To date, V-Day has raised over $30 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it. Also V-Day has crafted international, educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; funded safe houses in South Dakota, Kenya, Egypt and Iraq; and funded over 5,000 community-based anti-violence programs.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.vday.org. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

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