UofL to Spur Dialogue with ‘Monologues’

As a grizzly Daniel Craig says to Rooney Mara’s mohawk-sporting Lisbeth Salander in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, “I’d like you to help me catch a killer of women.” Perhaps not so melodramatically, but UofL is hoping to do just that, with its benefit production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’. The award-winning play about the female experience by Eve Ansler will be presented by the Univerisity of Louisville, February 9-11th.

As performed by students, faculty and staff, ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is being presented in town for an eighth straight year thanks to sponsorship by UofL’s Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC), a program that works to end violence against women and girls. Presented as part of V-Day, a global awareness movement which has organized benefit productions of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at more than 5,800 sites worldwide, PEACC hopes to raise funds and awareness towards the goal of ending such abuses.

V-day has already raised more than $75 million for women’s anti-violence groups since its inception, and while a portion of proceeds will be used as further funding of UofL’s PEACC program, another portion from all of this year’s V-day events will once again be going towards the support of domestic and sexual violence shelters and services within the country of Haiti, as its women, and men, still struggle for recovery from the 2010 earthquake.

Nightly performances, February 9-11th, will be held at 7:00pm at the Playhouse, located on Cardinal Boulevard between Second and Third Street. Admission is $8 ($6 in advance) for college students with an ID and $10 for the general public.

Inquiries for tickets or additional information, call 502-852-2663 or email peacc@louisville.edu. Much more on the global V-Day effort via vday.org/home.

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