Lowell, MA-"The Vagina Monologues" will be presented by the University of Massachusetts Lowell as part of Lowell Women's Week, February 28, March 1 and 2.
Spearheaded by recent criminal justice graduate Jennie Lightfoot, the performance is associated with the nationwide V-Day Project. Lightfoot has teamed up with psychology/English alumnae Anne Tremblay '93, who will direct the performance.
"Our campus is linking with more than 500 other campuses across the country and the world" as part of V-Day Project, said Mulvey, acting director of UMass Lowell's Center for Diversity and Pluralism.
Founded by the author of the "Vagina Monologues," Eve Ensler, the V-Day Project stands simultaneously for victory over violence, vagina, and Valentine's Day. Ensler offers the script to campuses for free, including a production kit, with the stipulation that profits go to local and national organizations that fight violence against women. Mulvey explains that Ensler hopes to create a campus and community education process.
The "Vagina Monologues" is a play based on interviews with hundreds of diverse women that explore the mystery, pain, power and wisdom inherent in women's experiences.
Performances will be Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. in Mahoney Auditorium. A reception will be held before Saturday's performance at 7 p.m.
UMass Lowell Office of Student Activities, the Psychology Department and the Center for Diversity and Pluralism are sponsoring the "Vagina Monologues." Proceeds from the production will be donated to Alternative House, a co-sponsor of the production, and other organizations that work to prevent violence against women.
For ticket information, contact Anne Mulvey, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-934-4342.