Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" to be Performed at FDU

Eve Ensler’s controversial collection of vignettes, “The Vagina Monologues,” will be presented Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 8 p .m. in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan College. Dickinson Hall is located on 140 University Drive, Hackensack, NJ.
 
General admission is $10; students and seniors $5. Proceeds for this one-evening presentation will benefit the Shelter Our Sisters organization.

This controversial play was launched on off-off- Broadway and went on to win the coveted Obie. Each year, charity performances of the monologues raise money for Ensler’s cause, which is to stop violence against women and girls. Ensler does not accept compensation for any productions, as long as the “Monologues” raise money for a charity that aids women who have been violated.

Among the many actresses who have taken part in the world-wide productions are Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Swoosie Kurtz, Glenn Close, Kimberly Williams and Whoopi Goldberg. The New York Times has called Ensler "the Messiah heralding the second wave of feminism."

In 1998, the term “V-Day” was inaugurated by a coalition of feminists to describe their new version of Valentine’s Day, and is often presented as another voice for Valentine’s Day activities.

For more information and ticket sales, call FDU’s Office of Student Life, 1-201-692-2231.


For Immediate Release

Metropolitan Campus

FDU Public Relations
   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations
201.692.7032
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Melissa Payton
201.692.7034
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FDU Public Relations
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Scott Giglio
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Lillian Lukac
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