Ferris State University will celebrate 10 years of presenting “The Vagina Monologues” – to raise awareness of violence against women and funds to end it – at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1 in Williams Auditorium.
Twenty students will participate in the production of activist Eve Ensler’s award-winning 1996 play based on her interviews with more than 200 women. The production is one of many events marking V-Day, a global movement to fight violence against women and girls.
“Students can expect a ride of emotions at the event,” said Avery Larson, public relations coordinator for the Ferris production. “Some monologues make you laugh, some make you cry and some make you think. The majority of them will give you a broader outlook about violence against women.”
Tickets are $10 ($5 for students with ID), available at the door and online. Merchandise also will be available, including T-shirts for $10 and buttons for $1.
Proceeds from the Ferris performance will benefit Women’s Information Services, Inc. in Big Rapids, a shelter that provides support to domestic violence victims. Last year’s performance raised more than $2,500 for WISE.
Sponsors include Student Leadership and Activities, Daniel Burcham, vice president for Student Affairs; David Pilgrim, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion, WISE and Ferris State PR.