I could have headlined this “V-Day In Westport,” but I wanted to make sure absolutely no one skipped over this very important post.
Next Sunday (March 7) at 1 and 5 p.m., “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at the Westport Country Playhouse. The performances’ primary beneficiary is the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Also benefitting: V-Day’s City of Joy, a campaign to end the rape and torture of women and girls in Congo.
“V-Day Westport 2010” involves women from all walks of life. Some are actors or activists. Others are 1st-time performers. All hope to end violence against females, locally and globally.
“The Vagina Monologues” was 1st performed Off-Broadway in 1998. Diving into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement of women’s experiences, it has been called “spellbinding, funny and almost unbearably moving…a work of art…a poem and a polemic, a performance and balm and a benediction.”
V-Day — named one of Worth Magazine’s “100 Best Charities,” and one of Marie Claire Magazine‘s “Top 10 Charities” — has raised over $70 million in just 12 years. V-Day Westport is part of over 4200 similar benefits around the world.
(“The Vagina Monologues” is directed by Jill Jaysen of Center Stage Theatre Company. Click here for tickets, or call 203-227-4177. For more information on V-Day Westport, email email@example.com; check out the Facebook “VDay Westport” page, or Twitter @vdaywestport.)