Va-jay-jay. Pusois. The Y. Notorious V-A-G.
As a veteran of seven productions of The Vagina Monologues, the shock value of the word “vagina” and its many euphemisms has long since faded for me. But I realized that for some of you, this is probably the most you’ve ever seen the “v-word” printed in a blog post. Or possibly anywhere.
It’s OK, go ahead and check to make sure no one is reading over your shoulder.
...every dime of your ticket cost goes directly to support women in this very community who have experienced violence...
The Vagina Monologues is unique in that its goal is not only to entertain, but also to educate and fundraise to help end violence against women. Local producers around the world receive resources and royalty-free scripts from V-Day, the international nonprofit founded by Eve Ensler in 2001, to produce works like The Vagina Monologues to benefit local programs that address violence against women and children. It’s art as activism, and it’s happening right here in Sacramento.
The Vagina Monologues is brought to you by the all-volunteer cast and crew of V-Day Sacramento and our local sponsor, Women’s Health Specialists. Each year, we host our final show at the elegant Crest Theatre. All proceeds from this show, and all other shows and events we put on during what we like to call “Vagina Season,” benefit local nonprofits that provide critical resources and services to survivors of violence. Our goal this year is to raise $35,000 to benefit Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH), the Gender Health Center, and Sacramento Women Take Back the Night (WTBN).
You may be asking yourself if a show that so unabashedly puts vaginas front-and-center is your cup of tea. So let me reassure you – the show might shock you, but it may also move you. It will probably make you laugh, and possibly even cry. This is a one-of-a-kind insight into the lived experiences of women, performed entirely by women in Sacramento, many of whom are your neighbors in Midtown. And don’t forget that every dime of your ticket cost goes directly to support women in this very community who have experienced violence. It’s a fun show for a great cause. So why not come see what all the fuss is about?
This remaining show is on February 20that The Crest Theatre (doors at 6:00pm, show at 7:30pm). Tickets for the show is $20 for general admission and $18 for military and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.vdaysacramento.org and at the door if not sold out. V-Day Sacramento is sponsored locally by Women’s Health Specialists, a provider of feminist healthcare in Sacramento.