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The Lycoming College Theatre Department will present "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 13-16 at 8 p.m. in the Mary L. Welch Theatre. The play, open to the public, contains adult language and situations and is recommended for mature audiences.
"The Vagina Monologues" is inspired by more than 200 interviews conducted by playwright Eve Ensler, who traveled the world asking women from all walks of life about their views on sex, relationships and violence against women. Since the first production in 1996, performances of "The Vagina Monologues" starring Hollywood and Broadway's finest, as well as thousands of amateur actors, have been staged across the U.S. and internationally. Inspired by the play's success, Ensler and others worked to establish V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised more than $75 million for women'sÂ anti-violenceÂ groups.
Directed by N.J. Stanley, associate professor and chair of theatre, the College's production features not only students, but Lycoming faculty and community members as well. This will be the second time the College has presented the play.
The theatre department has dedicated the production to Wise Options, a YWCA organization offering support to victims of domestic and sexual assault. Wise Options will provide information and accept donations in the theatre lobby during performances.
Tickets for the production are free for Lycoming students, faculty and staff. Public ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. A special dinner and a show package will be offered for $18 per person on Feb. 15 in the Jane Shultz Room, Wertz Student Center.Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 570-321-4048.
Lycoming College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful student outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.