On Saturday, February 11, 2012, Ashfield Community Theater will present a benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues” (directed by Melissa Penley). Performances are at 2:00 and 8:00 PM at Ashfield Community Hall, 521 Main Street, Ashfield, MA. Tickets are $10.00 – $20.00 (sliding scale, cash or check only) and available at the door, by reservation at [email protected], or in-advance at Elmer’s Store, 396 Main Street, Ashfield. Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating.
“The Vagina Monologues” is part of the global V-Day campaign that works to end gender-based violence and female disempowerment. In 2011, over 5800 V-Day benefit events took place, produced by volunteer activists in countries around the world and educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.
All proceeds from the production will be donated to NELCWIT, an organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region, and The Survivor Theatre Project, a non-profit that works with survivors of sexual violence to utilize the performing arts in their healing processes. Both organizations do considerable important advocacy work within our communities here in Western Massachusetts. More information about these two beneficiaries is available at www.nelcwit.org and www.survivortheatreproject.com.
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