Frostburg State University will present Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. in the Performance Arts Center on campus. FSU student Diana Moore directs the production. All proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Resource Center in Cumberland and the Dove Center of Garret County. The play is being performed as part of V-Day, a campaign to stop violence against women and girls around the world.
This is the fourth 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 2004, FSU raised approximately $4,500.
FSU Women's Studies Program, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Amnesty International, Philosophy Club, The Center for Volunteerism and National Service and the Residence Hall Association will sponsor this benefit production. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students and may be reserved by calling (301) 687-7462.
Other V-Day events at FSU begin with the "Clothesline Project" on Wednesday, Feb. 9 and Thursday, Feb. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. On Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. the Amnesty International will present "Iraqi Women, Under Siege" in the Lane University Center, room 202. On Sunday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m., "Healing Invisible Wounds" will be presented at the Osbourne Newman Center. On Monday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in Dunkle Hall room 213, Taness Cline from the Family Crisis Resource Center will speak about "Dating Violence". On Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., the "Philosophy Club Discussion" will take place in the Lane University Center rooms 205-206. On Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. "Take Back the Night," a march across campus will meet at the Echo Circle. On Monday, Feb. 28 at 12 noon in the Ort Library room 237, FSU Librarian Sean Henry will present "Provocateur and Radical Feminist: Elfriede Jelinek, 2004 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature".
For more information about V-Day contact Patty Gray at (301) 689-5652 or VDayFrostburg@hotmail.com or 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, TDD (301) 687-7955.