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Last night, before I left work I heard a student shout, “My vagina would wear Harry Winston diamonds!”  It was nothing I hadn’t heard before.  Professor Genevieve Carminati, the Women’s Studies Program coordinator, works in the office next door to mine, and for the last two weeks I have heard young women practice other lines like, “My vagina is angry!  My vagina is furious and it needs to talk!”  It’s time for the “Vagina Monologues” at Montgomery College, and our students sound more than ready.

The Wednesday night special student production concludes our month-long celebration of Women’s History Month at MC.  Approximately 10 students are involved in all areas of producing Eve Ensler’s iconic testimonial-style play.  Ensler wrote the play after interviewing hundreds of women.  Professor Carminati says, “These intimate portraits reveal women’s innermost thoughts and feelings about their lives and their bodies.”  With strong performances by young women who may be discovering the play for the first time, our student production is sure to be powerful.

Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $7 for students and seniors.  To reserve tickets, e-mail the Montgomery College Women’s Studies Program at: womensst@montgomerycollege.edu.  You may also purchase tickets at the box office.  All proceeds will go to organizations that work to stop violence against women and girls.  The show will be performed for one night only:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Theatre Arts Arena, 7:00 p.m.
Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Maryland

“The Vagina Monologues” contains frank language and subject matter and is intended for a mature audience.  Not appropriate for children or those who might be offended.

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