UCM Joins National 2009 V-Day Celebration with Local Production
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 23, 2009) – UCM will join the national 2009 V-Day College Campaign with the local presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” Feb. 25-28.
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls and raise funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright and founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play. The UCM production is sponsored by the UCM Office of Community Engagement and the Department of Theatre. All proceeds from the local production will benefit Survival: Adult Abuse Center in Warrensburg.
The three performances are planned for 7:30 p.m. in the Laura J. Nahm Auditorium in the W.C. Morris Science Building. Admission is $7, or $5 for UCM students with ID. Each production will have an original cast of volunteer performers. The production is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are available in the Office of Community Engagement, Elliott Union 224, or they may be purchased at the door.
The UCM presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” is part of the university’s Unity Week:
- Safe Zone Training is planned for Monday, Feb. 23, from 6-10 p.m. in Elliott Union 235, where participants can learn their boundaries and take a stand.
- The Noon Atrium Performance in the Elliott Union Atrium on Tuesday, Feb. 24, features “The Current” in an interactive peer theatre experience.
- “Color Me Beautiful” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Elliott Union 238 offers a groups discussion about women’s body issues.
- Learn the basics of self defense from 7-8 p.m. in Elliott Union 238, also on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
- Comedians Clara Bijl and Courtney Cronin take the stage in Nahm Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.
- On Thursday, March 5, enjoy the local talent on the stage at Open Mic night from 6-10 p.m. in the Elliott Union Atrium.
- From 6-9 p.m. the same evening, learn how to intervene when you are a witness to a situation against a fellow person in Bystander Training in Elliott Union 237.
All Unity Week events, with the exception of “The Vagina Monologues,” are free and open to the public. For more information about any of the listed events, contact the UCM Office of Community Engagement at 660-543-4156.