“The Vagina Monologues” will return to the stage at the Waldo Theatre for two performances this Friday and Saturday, the 25th and 26th, at 7:30 PM.
Directed by actor and V-Day activist Ellie Busby, the show benefits New Hope for Women and the new shelter Hospitality House in Knox County. Girl Power Productions, Inc. has brought the event to stages in Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Knox counties over the last 14 years.
The 2014 V-Day cast includes women and men, bankers and teachers, writers and DHHS workers, office workers, reporters and students The cast features Laurie Brown Sandra Lawrence, Dede Grant, Joanna Makara, Busby, Kim Fletcher, Dagney Ernest, Lisa Kristoff, Dan True, Erin Blomquist, Jennifer True, Geary Smith, Nick Azzaretti, Katherine Lagueux, Melissa Hearth, and the “V-Girls:” Cayleigh Hearth, Alexis Fetteroli, Julia Kurr, Alivia Kurr and Dalie Lawrence.
Girl Power has special permission to incorporate three pieces from "The MENDing Monologues.” performed by Girl Power's "V-MEN" Geary Smith, Dan True and Nick Azzarreti will read "The Letter" by Bill Krieger; Geary Smith will read Nick Kristof's “Untitled,” a heart rending story of a journalist making a Solomon's choice; and the hilarious “Tantra Rising” by Derek Dujardin will be read by Dan True.
Since its inception in 1998, to date V-Day has raised over 120 million dollars worldwide. Ninety percent of local profits go directly to New Hope For Women and Hospitality House. The last 10% (called the SPOTLIGHT donation) has helped to build shelters and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq.
Tickets are $15 at the door. Call 832-6060 for reservations and group rates.
25, 26 April at 7:30 PM
last updated by Maximum Resolution on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:28 PM