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Connecticut College celebrates women's sexuality with Vagina Monologues Feb. 19-20

02/4/2010

NEW LONDON, Conn. - More than 60 Connecticut College students will come together to perform Eve Ensler´s "Vagina Monologues," an international play consisting of monologues that somehow relate to the vagina and celebrate women´s sexuality and strength, Feb. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. "It is truly a beautiful thing to see women of all backgrounds unite to protect others around the world," director Emily Lake, a senior at Connecticut College, said. "The ´Vagina Monologues´ also gives us the opportunity to share the stories of women who have all different kinds of relationships with their bodies." This is the seventh year Connecticut College students have performed the play to raise money for charity. This year, students will donate proceeds from the performance to the Women´s Center of Southeastern Connecticut and the Connecticut College´s Women´s Center. Portions of the proceeds will also go toward stopping sexual violence against women and girls from the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. "The Women´s Center of Southeastern Connecticut is a wonderful resource for the local community," producer Quinn Arevalo, a senior at Connecticut College, said. "Any change made has to begin small and so we want to start in our backyard." Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors and can be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 860-439-ARTS. Additional donations are greatly appreciated. About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college´s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu. --CC--

 

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Matt Engelhardt (860) 439-2505, mengelha@conncoll.edu
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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