Give Us a "V"

Pussycat to pooki, Quad C and UNT have 'em all

It's time for that annual exam. Put on the backless, scratchy paper examination gown. Giddy up those ankles onto the icy cold stirrups. Now scoot closer. No, closer. Seriously, closer. Sounds like a lot of fun, huh? Sure, we can complain--and we will--but we've got it better than women in other parts of the world where swimming, flirting and even wearing pants are forbidden. And we'll be reminded of that during our annual conscience exam, the V-Day performances of The Vagina Monologues.

Quad C's vagina crew
Tiffany Kellerman
Quad C's vagina crew

Details

Quad C Theatre's production of The Vagina Monologues is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday in the Black Box Theatre on the campus of Collin County Community College, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Admission is $5 and benefits Hope's Door Women's Shelter. Raffle tickets costing $1 will also be available at each show. Call 972-881-5809. The University of North Texas' Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance performs The Vagina Monologues at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Auditorium Building on Hickory Street at Avenue A/Fry Street in Denton. Admission is $8 to $10 (available in advance only) and benefits Parkland Rape Crisis Center, Revolutionary Associate of the Women of Afghanistan, Association of Genocide Women of Rwanda and Missing and Murdered Women of Juarez. Call 940-565-3805.

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Eve Ensler has turned her The Vagina Monologues, from a funny, sad, chilling and captivating play about first periods, tampons, coming out, rape, virginity, childbirth and freedom into a fund-raiser that has earned more than $20 million in six years for women's charities around the world. Participating in this year's College Campaign on Valentine's Day weekend are Quad C Theatre and the University of North Texas. So, gather the loose change, grab some Kleenex and get ready to laugh at the speculum rant. That annual exam will never be the same again.

 
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