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‘The Vagina Monologues’ returns to Wilkes University for international V-Day

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From a press release:

The award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” returns to Wilkes University (84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre) this week on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, just in time for V-Day.

Observed internationally on Feb. 14, V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girl, and it is the creation of playwright Eve Ensler. Ensler created the “The Vagina Monologues” based on interviews with more than 200 women. The play is a celebration of feminine strength and sexuality.

The show begins at 7 p.m. both nights and will take place in Wilkes’ Henry Student Center Ballroom. Admission is free for Wilkes students with valid I.D., $5 for non-Wilkes students with valid I.D., and $10 for the general public. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Domestic Violence Service Center, Planned Parenthood, and the Victims Resource Center to aid their work in the areas of gendered violence and reproductive health.

Representatives from the three organizations will be there to provide information, and chocolate lollipops and t-shirts will be available for sale.