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The Vagina Monologues is BACK!
February 09, 2024
all photos on this page courtesy of John Lazenby
‘The heart is able to forgive and repair. So can the vagina.”
Not JUST a chick show, Eve Ensler’s hilarious, eye-opening journey into “the forbidden zone” gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories.
With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports us to a world we’ve never dared to know.
Lost Nation Theater and Mosaic Vermont present benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler -
7pm Friday and Saturdays, February 16- 24. The first week the show is at Lost Nation Theater (Feb 16/17).
Then we take it on the road to The Valley Players in Waitsfield on Feb 23rd and then to the Plainfield Opera House on Feb 24th.
Our Grateful Thanks to The Valley Players for sponsoring our performance there.
Come to The Vagina Monologues and discover for yourself the celebratory, conspiratorial, energetic spirit of the show which induces audiences to hoot & holler & cheer and led the AP to describe the show as “quite a party!”
Join our party!
Lost Nation’s staged reading production, directed by Jeanne Beckwith, is a high-energy, yet intimate, comfortable conversation between actors & audience — a show as welcoming and fun for men as it is for women.
The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of women, including: a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a woman who found a man who “liked to look at it.”
And LNT’s cast ranges from 16 to 70+!
Join actors Emme Erdossy, Jessica Goodlin, Kathleen Keenan, Maeve McCurdy, Maura O'Brien, Parvathi Rajaram, Elizabeth Wilcox, Shanda Williams, and Alex Yahm-Halberg at Lost Nation Theater (Feb 16 & 17), Valley Players (Feb 23), and Plainfield Opera House (Feb 25). Spend a special evening in the company of some remarkable women.
Why The Vagina Monologues?
· Founding Artistic Director Kim Bent says: “
At Lost Nation Theater, we are into doing theater that is transformative as well as entertaining, and ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is definitely that!”
· Director Jeanne Beckwith offers:
“Eve Ensler went where no one had gone before, at least not on such a public and open avenue. this play gave voice to women in a revolutionary way. It has grown. It continues to challenge us to keep our minds open. It is a truly amazing achievement.”
LNT returns to mount its 5th production of The Vagina Monologues (after a 10 year hiatus) thanks to the partnership of Mosaic Vermont – the catalyst of the event. Mosaic Vermont serves survivors of sexual violence and hosts a wealth of important education and support programs (mosaic-vt.org).
Lost Nation Theater is honored to work with them on this performance, which is the flagship event of a month-long celebration!
“We’re thrilled to partner with LNT. Through the art of theater, we aim to create an inclusive space for reflection, empathy, dialogue, and joy. Beyond the stage, we want to find creative ways for our community to engage with us, to not just watch a play but be part of the conversation and participate in changing the culture.”
- Mary Mackie, Mosaic Advocacy Director
Critics have said:
“Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving.” – Variety
“Ensler punctuates the monologues hilariously, eliciting roars from the audience.” –New York Times
“Ensler breaks taboos…. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry The Vagina Monologues confronts words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience.” – Associated Press