Benefit performance: The Vagina Monologues

February 28, 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Student Center, Grounds CoffeeHaus

UDM's Women's and Gender Studies Program and Theatre Department are co-sponsoring a benefit performance of Eve Ensler's award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues.

Directed by Melinda Pacha and featuring Amy Lang from Fox 2 News, the play is a collage of experiences shared though women's voices.  Women from all ages and walks of life share recollections of their personal womanhood in intimate detail through this enlightening and liberating assemblage. Monologues has been hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous." Ensler's play served as the springboard for the creation of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Since first participating in the V-Day College and Community Campaign in 2000, UDM's Women's & Gender Studies and Performing Arts programs and their co-sponsors have raised over $35,000 to help fight violence against women and their families in the Detroit area.

All proceeds from this production of The Vagina Monologues will benefit Freedom House Detroit. Freedom House is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world seeking legal asylum in the United States and Canada. They are the only agency in the United States that provides all services needed by those fleeing persecution in their home country.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students (student ID required). Tickets are available for sale in advance, by calling the University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company box office at 313-993-3270 or at the door the night of the event. Regular box office hours of operation are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The box office also opens 45 minutes prior to curtain and doors will open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Seating is limited to 150 general admission seats, so advanced purchase is recommended.

See the Women's & Gender Studies Program

Watch the Fox 2 News TV interview about the performance

Fee: $20 per general admission ticket; $10 for students

RSVP: Requested

Contact: Rosemary Weatherston, Director, WGS
Phone: 313-993-1083