The Women's Action Council at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will present three performances of Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend in the University Center, 642 E. Fifth St.
Hailed by critics as funny, poignant, intelligent and courageous, the episodic play is meant to "celebrate the vagina," by diving into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences.
Ensler wrote the first draft of the monologues in 1996, following interviews she conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships and violence against women. She starred in the original off-Broadway production, voicing each of the monologues, whose topics range from childbirth to body perception issues to Bosnian rape camps. The play has since gone around the world, with various additions, revisions and celebrity performances.
Shows start at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
Tickets are $5 for students with ID and $10 for members of the community. All proceeds benefit The Transformation Project, a UTC program that advocates against relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking and sexual harassment, and the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, a nonprofit human services agency.
Call 423-425-5605 to reserve tickets, or purchase at the door.