(Posted February 6, 2006)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The award-winning and sometimes controversial play "The Vagina Monologues" will be staged and performed by Juniata College students and faculty at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, through Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Ellis Hall ballroom, as part of V-day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.

Tickets for the Feb. 12-14 production are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. The production is sponsored by Juniata's Women's Group.

The content of the "Vagina Monologues" is frank and contains very explicit language. The production is not recommended for children under age 17.

The production that benefits the V-Day Organization which is a world-wide effort to stop violence against young girls and women. The benefits of the Juniata College productions go to Huntingdon House, a local sexual abuse shelter.

V-Day's theme this year is "Vagina Warriors: The New Revolution" which celebrates activists working to end violence toward women within their communities. As part of the production Juniata College will honor here local "Warriors" and highlight the community work they are doing in Huntingdon County.

The play "The Vagina Monologues" was produced in 1998 and received an Obie Award, the award for top off-Broadway productions, that same year. Written by Eve Ensler, the play has been performed countless times in professional and community theaters. The play has been translated into 25 languages. Ensler based the play on her interviews with more than 2,000 women. "The Vagina Monologues" celebrates women's sexuality and strength and addresses the violence and violations experienced by women.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.