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Date: January 24, 2008
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Montgomery College Students to Perform ‘The Vagina Monologues’
Proceeds from Production on Feb. 9 to Benefit Women’s Organizations

The Montgomery College Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s Studies Student Group will present a special student-run production of “The Vagina Monologues,” by Eve Ensler. The performance will take place at the Rockville Campus on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Theater Arts Arena, located in the Theatre Arts Building, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville.

“The Vagina Monologues” is collection of monologues that Eve Ensler wrote after interviewing hundreds of women. The final product is a play that celebrates women and works to raise awareness about both positive and negative issues that affect women, such as sexuality and relationships as well as abuse and domestic violence. These intimate portraits of women reveal their innermost thoughts and feelings about their lives and their bodies. “The Vagina Monologues” contains frank language and subject matter and is intended for a mature audience.

The student-run production features students, faculty and staff as performers, with all proceeds going to organizations that work to stop violence against women and girls, including the DC Rape Crisis Center, which provides a broad array of education, training and support services related to rape and incest, and the Global V-Day Spotlight for the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The student-run production is part of the V-Day College Campaign, an initiative that encourages students to stage benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues” in a fundraising effort for women’s organizations.

Tickets for “The Vagina Monologues” cost $12 for adults; $7 for students and seniors. Tickets are available in advance or at the performance.

For information or to request tickets, send an e-mail to the Montgomery College Women’s Studies Program at: womensst@montgomerycollege.edu.

The performance will have ASL interpretation. For disability-related accommodations, call Deborah Stearns, professor of psychology, at 240-567-1781.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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