"The Vagina Monologues" to be performed March 28-29

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The humorous and poignant show “The Vagina Monologues” will be presented on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, as part of Bemidji State University’s six-week series of events to recognize March as National Women’s History Month.

The performances, both scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., will be held at the Beaux Arts Ballroom on the BSU campus. Tickets will be available at the door, $10 for general admission and $5 for students with a valid ID. Students need not attend Bemidji State to receive the student discount; any valid college ID will grant admission for the discounted price.

Written by Eve Ensler, “The Vagina Monologues” reveals a series of different women’s stories and experiences involving their genitalia. The characters, who range from an attorney-turned-sex therapist to an old lady from Queens, speak on the subject in alternating funny, poetic and provocative voices.

Ensler developed the idea for “The Vagina Monologues” after she realized that her work, mostly about women, was missing a physiological connection.

The play won an Obie Award in 1997 and has toured numerous countries since it was originally produced in the United States. It became a best-selling book a year later.

A complete listing of events surrounding Women’s History Month is available by visiting the Bemidji State University events calendar on the Web at http://www.bemidjistate.edu/calendar. For more information about Women’s History Month and the activities surrounding its recognition, contact the BSU Women’s Center at (218) 755-3771.

March 28
– 7:30 p.m. – Bemidji State University presents, “The Vagina Monologues,” in conjunction with its recognition of Women’s History Month. Location: Beaux Arts Ballroom, BSU campus. Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 college students with a valid ID. Information: BSU Women’s Center, (218) 755-3771.