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The Vagina Monologues

When: Mon., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. and Tue., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. 2017

As with Rent, the enormous impact Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues made in the nineties—and its persistent cultural presence since—can make it seem dated and overfamiliar, its edge dulled by decades of use and social progress. Ensler based her series of monologues, which touch on many aspects of female experience through sexuality, on hundreds of interviews, and the show's affirmation of the connection between loving one's body and empowerment is a widespread verity today. But at a time when anti-vagina-violence is enshrined in the presidency, the show's familiar message sounds suddenly, sadly, much less quaint. This two-day benefit reading at Sonorous Road features many actors associated with the Women's Theatre Festival. Ninety percent of the proceeds go to InterAct, a nonprofit working against domestic and sexual violence, while the rest goes back to the national V-Day campaign, which uses Ensler's production to raise funds and awareness to combat violence against women. —Brian Howe

Price: $12- $20

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