Women from Wartburg College's student body, faculty and staff will present "The Vagina Monologues" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, in McCaskey Lyceum of Saemann Student Center. Alta's Kayla Schmitz, a junior, daughter of David and Julie Schmitz, is among the performers.
Admission is $5 for students and $7 for others, payable at the door.
Eve Ensler's award-winning play revolves around various women who share a variety of stories and anecdotes on the topic of vaginas. The play has been staged internationally, and a television version featuring Ensler was produced by the HBO cable network.
Most often, proceeds from local productions benefit local women's organizations. Funds from the two Wartburg performances will benefit Cedar Valley Friends of the Family.
The college has staged the production in conjunction with its V-Day observances. V-Day is a global organization dedicated to ending violence toward women and girls. The group encourages creative events to raise awareness and money to help local women's support groups. Visit www.vday.org for more information.
The college will also host a silent auction during "The Vagina Monologues" performances and other V-Day events. Participants can bid on gift certificates and packages from Expressions, Keller Chiropractic, Barmuda Triangle Corp., World's Window, Cu, Blackhawk Hotel and others. For a complete listing of the college's V-Day activities, go to www.wartburg.edu/news.