The Vagina Monologues is as relevant today as when it debuted in 1996.
Published in over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries and recently heralded by The New York Times as:
"one of the most important plays of the past 25 years."
Lost Nation Theater is thrilled to be partnering with Mosaic Vermont to bring this ground-breaking theatrical experience to central Vermont once again!
Mosaic Vermont is an amazing organization that has been helping people heal from sexual violence since 1984. This performance is the flagship of a host of activities Mosaic is sponsoring February and into March. (Including writing workshops - the results of which will be read in a special evening in the LNT Lobby Cabaret on March 8 - international women's day).
Eve Ensler’s hilarious, eye-opening journey into the "forbidden zone" gives voice to a chorus of powerful, lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories.
With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports us to a world we've not dared to know, and we'll never be the same.
For mature audiences of All Genders.
"Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving.” – Variety
“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, and talking some more …. It makes for quite a party.
Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry The Vagina Monologues confronts words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience.” - The Associated Press
Friday & Saturday, February 16 & 17 at 7:00pm onstage at Lost Nation Theater
Friday, February 23 at Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, VT
Our grateful thanks to The Valley Players for sponsoring our production in their home!
Saturday, February 24 at Plainfield Opera House, Plainfield, VT (wheelchair/walker accessible)
$0 - $30 (suggested donation)
Masks are strongly encouraged and deeply appreciated.
The Vagina Monologues is sponsored in part by Anderbell Acres
Directed by Jeanne Beckwith
Production Design: Kim Bent, Mary Mackie, Samuel J Biondolillo & David Orlando
Stage Manager: William Pelton
Shanda D. Williams
The Vagina Monologues introduces a divergent gathering including: a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a survivor of rape, and a woman who found a man who “liked to look at it.”
Not every woman-identifying person's story is represented in this play. These are but a few of the stories of real people, but experiences to which we can all relate. Or they are experiences only some people have, but which every one of us should know are happening.
This production is a benefit for Mosaic Vermont and Lost Nation Theater. Admission is by donation.
Performing The Vagina Monologues inspired Ensler to create V-Day, the 22-year-old global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender and transgender), those who hold fluid identities, nonbinary people, girls and the planet.
1 in 3 women across the Earth will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in countries across the Earth – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.
We rise through dance & performance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence.
We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
Join Us at Woodbelly Pizza for an Opening Night After Party!
Friday February 16th!