Arrow Lakes District Arts Council Presents
The Vagina Monologues
Note: adult content, some strong language.
Q&A following the show
This episodic play written by Eve Ensler ran at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.” The monologues spotlight varying themes in womanhood and have been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries.
In 2011, Ensler was awarded the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 65th Tony Awards, which recognizes an individual from the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of
humanitarian, social service, or charitable organizations. Ensler originally starred in the production which was produced by David Stone, Nina Essman, Dan Markley, The Araca Group, Willa Shalit and the West Side Theater. When she left the play, it was recast with three celebrity monologists.
The play has been staged internationally, and a television version featuring Ensler was produced by cable TV channel HBO. In 1998, Ensler and others, including Willa Shalit, a producer of the Westside Theatre production, launched V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised over US$100 million for groups working to end violence against women and girls anti-violence through benefits of The Vagina Monologues.
Doors open at 6:30.
The Arrow Lakes Arts Council is proud to bring you this event in collaboration with the Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services, in honour of “End Violence Against Women Month.”