Clarksville, TN – Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry … Eve Ensler’s wildly popular series of monologues about women and performed by women is back for the fourteenth year with the Roxy Regional Theatre’s presentation of “The Vagina Monologues”, January 15th – January 30th.
Returning favorites Emily Rourke (whom audiences will remember as Ivy in Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town) and Jackie Ostick (who was most recently seen as Widow Corney in the Roxy’s 33rd season opener, Lionel Bart’s Oliver!) will take the stage of the Roxy’s theotherspace alongside newcomer Mariah Sade Ralph (straight off a stint in Busch Gardens holiday production, Christmas Town) in readings of these monologues based on interviews Eve Ensler conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women.An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, “The Vagina Monologues” introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”
In an interview with women.com, Ensler said that her fascination with vaginas began because of “growing up in a violent society.” “Women’s empowerment is deeply connected to their sexuality.” She also stated, “I’m obsessed with women being violated and raped, and with incest. All of these things are deeply connected to our vaginas.”
“The Vagina Monologues” is presented in theotherspace, the 50-seat black-box theatre located upstairs at the Roxy, and runs January 15th through January 30th, playing Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931.645.7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).
The Roxy Regional Theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Clarksville, TN.