Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Contact: Dr. Laura Michele Diener, assistant professor of history 304-696-2954

Benefit production of 'The Vagina Monologues' planned Feb. 14-16 at Marco's

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University will present a three-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler's award-wining play, "The Vagina Monologues," at 8 p.m. daily from Thursday, Feb. 14, through Saturday, Feb.  16, at Marco's in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the event. All proceeds from the benefit will go to Branches domestic violence shelter in Huntington and CONTACT rape crisis center, which also serves the Huntington area.

Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences.

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter is a non-profit agency providing shelter to victims of domestic violence, operating in Huntington and the surrounding area.  The shelter is committed to the belief that everyone has the right to live without the fear of violence.

CONTACT of Huntington is a rape crisis center that serves Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia. The center provides advocacy for victims of sexual assault and stalking, and provides prevention education to the local community.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197