Vagina Monologues returns for its annual performance and possibly final time

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Last year’s performers (Photo submitted)

The annual performance of the award-winning play, Vagina Monologues, is set to take stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 in the CUB Ballroom. The play is based on over 200 interviews conducted with women about their experiences and memories about their sexuality — and is possibly in its final run due to criticism that the performance is not entirely inclusive, according to someone involved in the performance.

Tickets ($10), tanks ($12) and t-shirts ($12) will be sold from CUB tables starting this Monday and until the days of the performances — and will also be sold at the door. A ticket/shirt combo is available for $20.

Marion McKenzie and Caroline Lewis are the co-directors of this year’s Gettysburg rendition — with a total of 57 women having roles in the performance. The play has been performed at Gettysburg for the last 15+ years and has been performed in over 130 countries. All proceeds go to Survivors, Inc. of Gettysburg.

The play is written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler. Each monologue deals with an aspect of the female experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, sexual orientation and social stigmas. This ground-breaking play inspired V-Day, a global movement that has raised millions of dollars for groups working to end violence against women and girls, since 1998.

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