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Success of Vagina Monologues in Durham Sets Stage For Peterborough Productions

The Women’s Studies class at Trent University@Durham presented three benefit productions last week of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, and raised over $5,000 for the Bethesda House Women’s Shelter, Durham Rape Crisis Centre, Ajax-Pickering Women’s Shelter and the YWCA of Durham.

"This was our very best year ever," said Trent Professor Jill Smith, who instructs the introductory Women’s Studies course at Trent@Durham.

Productions of The Vagina Monologues at Trent University’s Peterborough campus will take place on February 26 and 28 at the Wenjack Theatre. The doors will open on both nights at 7:30 p.m., and productions will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.

The Peterborough play has been organized by the Trent V-Day organization, which involves staff and students. The aim of V-Day, a global event, is to raise awareness of violence against women and girls, and to raise funds for organizations that work to stop that violence. In Peterborough money will be raised for the Trent Women’s Centre, the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, the Peterborough Youth Emergency Shelter and the Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabe-Kwewag Services Circle. The Trent Central Student Association and the Trent Women’s Studies Department are sponsoring the productions.

Posted February 24, 2003

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