V-Day Performances at RIT, Feb. 13-15

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The Vagina Monologues return to help end violence against women

Valentines Day and V-Day are both celebrations of womenone with hearts and flowers, the other with words and wisdom.

The two have become synonymous since 1988 when playwright Eve Ensler debuted a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues, which won an Obie Award for raising awareness to end violence against women.

V-Day returns to campus on Valentines weekend when The Vagina Monologues returndelving into the mystery, pain, humor, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement of womens experiences. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15, in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union.

RITs production of The Vagina Monologues features readings by faculty, staff and students, and is part of the national campaign to end sexual assault against women.

Tickets$5 for students, $10 for everyone elseare available by calling RITs game room at 475-2239. The play is produced by RITs Womens Center, with co-sponsorship from several other campus organizations, and will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and English.

All proceeds go to support RITs CARES (Campus Advocacy, Response and Support Program), a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.