Gainesville’s Benefit Production of The Vagina Monologues has opened ticket and t-shirt sales for the 2016 shows on February 14th, 19th, & 20th. Eve Ensler shook foundations and language when she created The Vagina Monologues, a legacy of over 200 voices and stories that over the years have helped so many women claim or reclaim their own skin.
The Gainesville producers have enhanced the experience by cultivating a space for the voices of transwomen and additional performances focused on topics such as abortion and rape. We hope you can join us at the Hippodrome for solidarity and celebration. Each show will open with a local art exhibit and your ticket includes a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres.
If you're looking for community to help you heal, think about joining us at the Wild Iris Project which was recently launched to create a space for victims and survivors of sexual assault and partner violence to come together for social gatherings and educational workshops. More fluid than a support group, there are plans to incorporate art, outdoor activities, videos, crafts, music and more - the group currently meets the first Monday of every month at 6pm at Wild Iris. For more information contact The Wild Iris Project or Alachua County Victim Services.
Keeping with the spirit of V-Day and the cause of protecting all women from violence, proceeds from the show benefit local organizations contributing to intersectional feminist issues. This year we are proud to work with closely with them and announce that in addition to Peaceful Paths, Wild Iris Books will receive a portion of the proceeds to continue our feminist work in the community.
Sunday, February 14, 2016 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm – $30 / Friday, February 19, 2016 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm – $30
Your ticket to the performance includes a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres at our pre-show Art Auction and V-Day Soiree, beginning at 6:30pm in the Hippodrome art gallery. The production will begin in the cinema at 7:00pm.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm – $30
Your ticket to the performance includes a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres at our pre-show Art Auction and V-Day Soiree, beginning at 12:00pm in the Hippodrome art gallery. The production will begin on the main stage at 12:30pm.
Pre-purchase your 2016 Vagina Monolugue with your ticket. T-shirts are $10 in advance and $15 at the door!