Since it premiered off-Broadway in 1996, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues has inspired everything from acclaim to controversy. It’s also been restaged countless times by theater groups both large and small, and now Gonzaga’s theater program is presenting the show to the public for the first time in the university’s history. This production, directed by Leslie Stamoolis, is also a fundraiser for the local YWCA Women’s Shelter, and the organization’s Hope Stones program will be selling handmade jewelry at the event. And as is the case with every staging of Monologues, it will also benefit Ensler’s V-Day Campaign, which has already put millions of dollars toward preventing violence against women.
Thu, Feb. 14 at 7:30 pm • $15 general, $10 with Gonzaga ID • Magnuson Theatre at Gonzaga University • 502 E. Boone • gonzaga.edu • 313-6553
— Nathan Weinbender