Ferris State University’s Social Work Association is set to host the Vagina Monologues on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Auditorium.
The Vagina Monologues event raises awareness about violence against women as well as social stigmas related to that violence. The play focuses on topics of female empowerment told through monologues based on the experiences of women from around the world. The production is comprised of performances by Ferris students, faculty, staff as well as Big Rapids community members.
“It’s an experience unlike any other,” said Malaika Montague, a junior in Social Work from Maple City, Mich. and vice president of the Social Work Association. “It is going to shock the audience.”
Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged. Proceeds from the event benefit Women’s Information Service, Inc. (WISE). Ferris’ event is part of V-Day at Ferris. V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against girls and women.
Ferris’ Vagina Monologues is an adaptation of The Vagina Monologues, a play written by Eve Ensler. The play ran on Broadway, and has been called “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade” by Charles Isherwood, of The New York Times. The play has since been adapted by multiple colleges, theaters and other performing centers around the world.
A preshow celebration begins at 6 p.m.
Last updated: 02-15-2016