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If on the 28th or the 29th of this month you happen to be in the vicinity of the Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, NY, NY 10001), you might want to attend the community theater production of The Vagina Monologues. Admittedly, GUIDEPOST has a special interest in the show; one of its writers in New York will be participating in it.
Translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries, “The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written in 1996 by the award-winning Eve Ensler which premiered at HERE Arts Center, Off-Off-Broadway in New York and was followed by an Off-Broadway run in at Westside Theatre. The play explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, vaginal care, menstrual periods, prostitution, and several other topics through the eyes of women of various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences.
“Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play ‘probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.’
“In 2018, The New York Times stated ‘No recent hour of theater has had a greater impact worldwide’ in an article ‘The Great Work Continues: The 25 Best American Plays Since ‘Angels in America'”.*
Suggested donation: $5. All proceeds go to MADRE.
*Quoted from Wikipedia
Texts, prints, photos and other illustrative materials depicted in GUIDEPOST have been either contributed by the authors of each published work or, to the Magazine’s good-faith knowledge, are in the public domain or otherwise benefit from the allowances of Articles 9(2), 10, 10(bis), and applicable others of the Berne Convention for the Protection of literary and artistic works.