A diverse cast of UH Hilo students and other community members will perform the 20th anniversary performance of The Vagina Monologues.
PERFORMANCE: The Vagina Monologues.
DATE: Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
TIME: Community Resource Fair at 6:00 p.m., event showtime at 6:30 p.m., discussion to follow.
PLACE: Old Gym, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (campus map).
A diverse cast of University of Hawai‘i at Hilo students and other community members will perform the 20th anniversary performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Now in its fourteenth showing in Hilo, TVM has become an annual classic, an annual wake-up call that the rampant global violence against women is unacceptable and the retelling of women’s stories with all its poignancy, humor, horror, and truth will continue until the violence ends, and after as well.
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”
“If Ms. Ensler is the messiah heralding the second wave of feminism, and a lot of people think she is, it is partly because she’s a brilliant comedian…The audience…was overwhelmingly adoring.” – The New York Times
“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more—stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here. It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry…The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too.” – Associated Press
90% of the proceeds after expenses will be donated to the YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services and the Hawai‘i Community College Domestic Violence Summit to be held October 2018.
Suggested donation is $10-$20, students $5.
- General information, contact Karishma Kamath.
- Volunteers welcome, contact Trina Nahm-Mijo.
- For accommodations, contact the Disability Services Office.