Project Safe’s 15th annual production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play presents 29 women performing monologues that all relate to different aspects of the feminine experience. While several are cheeky and humorous, like rolling through the various nicknames for a vagina, others are altogether devastating—hitting on serious issues like sexual slavery, rape and genital mutilation. Recognizing the potential of The Vagina Monologues to help heal survivors and spread awareness of these issues, Ensler launched V-Day on Valentine’s Day of 1998, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Every February through April participants around the globe stage performances of the Monologues and other plays to benefit their local anti-violence organizations. V-Day has already raised over $90 million worldwide, and all proceeds of Athens’ shows will assist Project Safe in their mission to end domestic violence through crisis intervention, prevention and education programs and ongoing supportive services like “Breaking Silence,” a new line through which teens can text in and ask for advice on abusive relationships. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
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