Vagina Monologues: A Great Play and Even Better CausePosted: February 13, 2012
By Alyssa Lajoie
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler is a story composed of short monologues based off of interviews Ensler had with over 200 women about their sexuality and their bodies. In one week, Lasell’s own staff and students will act as the women who were interviewed, acting out their monologues in the annual Vagina Monologues play. Running on February 23rd and 24th at 7:30 in the Yamawaki Auditorium, the play is sponsored by the Peer Health Educators and the Office of Student Activities, with the help from director Leigh Anderson and co-director Jenna Zamary.
This play is becoming an anticipated production for this semester. “Things are really coming together and we’re all really excited about it,” Zamary, 19, said. “Practices are a couple times a week and everyone’s getting into character a lot more. We even use accents and everything”
The purpose of this play is to honor women who have been in sexually abusive relationships and domestic violence as a whole. The $5.00 entrance fee is split between the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and the Peer Health Education program here at Lasell.
“I’m enjoying being apart of this and raising awareness for a growing problem in our society. It’s really a great feeling for me,” Zamary added. “We can only hope that the play will help people stand against domestic violence and bring light to the problem in a humorous way.”
This event will be something you don’t want to miss, not only for the entertainment value but to help a good cause as well.
“It’s incredibly fun and entertaining. I would recommend it for everyone,” Ashley Monck, 19, who will be acting in the production, said. “We have no doubts that the seats will fill up fast on both nights”