‘Vagina Monologues’ will be staged at Auburn church

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AUBURN — V-Day aUbUrn ’10 will present “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, at the First Universalist Church of Auburn. This year’s show, directed by Karen Lane, will be presented in partnership with the Sexual Assault Crisis Center.

 Cast members include Shirley Bernier, Cindy Greathouse, Toby Haber-Giasson, Karen Lane, Araminta Matthews, Bridget McAlonan, Molly Nelson, Alicia Proulx, Tara Robinson, Nicole Rush, Rachel Spilecki, Katie St. Pierre, Madeline Strange, Laurie Trindall, Judy Webber and Sabrina Yokono.

 “The Vagina Monologues” was created by Eve Ensler. Abused as a child, Ensler wanted to teach victims to break their silence. For more than 10 years, her organization, V-Day, has conducted a global movement to end violence against women and girls by raising awareness and money. More than 4,200 V-Day benefits were produced last year by volunteer activists worldwide, generating more than $70 million since V-Day began. This year’s spotlight charity is Women of the Congo.

 Performances at the First Universalist Church of Auburn will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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 Tickets are $5 for the matinee, $7 for the evening show. For tickets, call 783-0461 or e-mail uuauburn@myfairpoint.net. The First Universalist Church of Auburn is at 169 Pleasant St.

Movie about the ‘Monologues’

 At noon on Saturday, April 24, V-Day aUbUrn will screen the documentary “Until the Violence Stops” at the church, with lunch provided by Holly’s Own Deli. The screening will be hosted by the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project.

 The documentary explores how “The Vagina Monologues” grew into V-Day. A discussion will follow. Due to mature content, the screening is for ages 16 and older.

Tickets are $5. For reservations, call 783-0461 or e-mail uuauburn@myfairpoint.net.

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