‘Vagina Monologues’ returns to South Lake Tahoe
“The Vagina Monologues” returns to South Shore for its 15th year this weekend — on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, a diverse cast of women will perform Eve Ensler’s play to raise funds for Live Violence Free, Tahoe Youth & Family Services and Partners Against the Trafficking of Humans.
The story, along with its corresponding V-Day, is a global movement to end violence against women through raising funds and awareness.
“The award-winning play, ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the production celebrates women’s sexuality and strength.
“Productions like this and other V-Day benefit events organized by volunteer activists take place around the world, [educating] millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls,” states a V-Day South Lake Tahoe press release.
This year’s cast features members of the community, such as students, mothers and daughters — some are new to the stage, while others are seasoned performers.
In addition to the play, the event includes live music, a bar, silent auction and raffle. On Friday evening, attendees have the option to enjoy dinner beforehand — from 6-7:15 p.m., Tahoe Beach Retreat will provide a meal, and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Both performances start at 8 p.m. at Tahoe Beach Retreat Conference Center, located at 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Tickets begin at $25 and are available online at https://give.liveviolencefree.org/vday.