FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Feb. 18, 2014
CONTACT: Heather Humwood
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Students from Wilson College will perform Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist Eve Ensler’s wildly successful The Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, and noon Saturday, March 8, in Thomson Hall. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $5 for general admission and $3 for Wilson students. Proceeds from the play will benefit Chambersburg’s Women in Need and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls.
About a dozen Wilson students are participating in the play, which features monologues delivered by different female characters about various aspects of the feminine experience, such as love, sex, birth, rape and body image. The Vagina Monologues has been performed in more than 140 countries and translated into more than 48 languages. It contains explicit language and sexual content, and is not suitable for children.
Wilson senior Heather Humwood, of Chambersburg, is coordinating the performance with assistance from junior Jordan Cox, of Greenville, S.C. Humwood has been eager to bring the play to Wilson since seeing it produced at Shippensburg University.
“I wanted to bring this to campus because I believe it’s important to raise awareness about the global epidemic of violence against women and girls,” said Humwood, who also likes the idea that money raised by the performance will go to help women. “It’s a small way individuals on campus can feel like they’re making a difference in a larger context.”
The performance is being sponsored by the Wilson College Women’s Studies Advisory Group. For more information, contact Humwood by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 34 majors/concentrations and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college has a fall 2013 enrollment of 662, which includes students from 20 states and 14 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.