We all deserve to be ourselves, stand up for what we believe in, and voice our opinions; each and everyone one of us. Doors open at 7pm and performances will take place at pm. This year the monologues will have 18 presenters, all of which play vital parts.
Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Low 63F. Winds light and variable.
Clark Street Chicago. Based on interviews conducted with women from all over the world, Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is a hilarious and deeply poignant collection of stories that gives voice to a chorus of common experiences and feelings once considered taboo. The popular show, performed by Chicago's Aleatoric Theatre Company, manages to be feminist without being man-hating, entertaining without being trite and political without being offensive.
The show, set to begin at 7 p. A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to the South Suburban Family Shelter. According to a news release, The Vagina Monologues show dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences.
More than women were questioned about their sexuality, love and relationships. Eve Ensler put it in a play and Thiasus Productions chose it to be their debut production because now, more than ever, is it important to give these women a stage and that their voices are being heard. Woman 1 - Marie Noel was born in Vienna and has her roots in Kongo.
The room was full of power. Cheers echoed and finger snaps reverberated from the walls of AB in the Student Center. In the air hung laughter and loss, hidden truths and exposed secrets.
Through sheer creative force, she takes us on her own journey to healing. Navigating the rocky rapids between intimacy and annihilation, contrition and forgiveness, autonomy and interdependence, this is a book like no other. Few will emerge unchanged. As soon as I finished it, I read it again, and again, and again really.
The play explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, vaginal care, menstrual periods, sex workand several other topics through the eyes of women with various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade. When she left the play, it was recast with three celebrity monologists.