V-day production hits City College

Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, another “V-day” is anticipated amongst City College students.

City College will be presenting “The Vagina Monologues” at the second annual “V-day” on Feb. 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. in the Saville Theatre.

Ninety percent of the proceeds made throughout the two productions will be donated towards the scholarship fund of Diana Gonzalez’s daughter, Crystal Gonzalez.

Diana Gonzalez was a 19-year-old City College student who was presumably slain by her estranged husband on campus last October.

The remaining ten percent will be donated towards V-day’s Spotlight Campaign on the women and girls of Haiti.

“V-day” is a worldwide activist movement to end violence against women. The events increase awareness and raise money towards the cause.

“V-day” campaigns occur on college campuses or community theaters and are organized by local volunteers and college students.

There will be a talk-back after the Feb. 18 performance moderated by Interim Dean of Student Development Denise Whisenhunt and a domestic violence counselor.

“The whole point of this is to not be afraid to talk about things,” V-day event coordinator and City College student Rebekah Ensley said. “It’s obvious with the tragedy that happened in October that we need to educate and empower women about themselves.”

“The Vagina Monologues” is an award-winning play based on V-day Founder and playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with over 200 women.

The play celebrates women’s sexuality and strength through humor and grace.

The rights of the play are available for production during “V-season”, which occurs during the months of Feb. through April.

Due to the immense turnout of last year’s production of “V-day”, tickets are available for purchase in advance.

Tickets were sold on campus during events such as “Vulvapalooza” and “Pink Monday”.

Pre-sale tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets for students are $10 and $15 for general public. A small service fee, which will be donated towards a variety of causes, will be charged for online tickets.

Tickets will also be available at the door, for the same prices, on a first come first serve basis.

An even bigger turnout is expected for this years’ performances, so it’s advised to purchase pre-sales.

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