Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf will perform benefit productions of V-Day founder and playwright Eve Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 in the RIT Student Alumni Union’s Ingle Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit V-Day charities.
This event is open to the public and tickets are available at the RIT Gordon Field House and the Student Alumni Union candy counter. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Prices are $8 for RIT students, $12 for RIT faculty, staff and alumni and $15 for the general public.
V-Day is a global movement aimed to help end violence against women and girls. Funds and awareness are raised through benefit productions of Ensler’s play and other artistic works. In 2008, over 4,000 V-Day benefit events took place in the U.S. and around the world. To date, the V-Day movement has raised more than $60 million.
The RIT/NTID production is the only V-Day production that includes both hearing and deaf actors. The event is sponsored in part by RIT’s Women’s Center. For more details, call (585) 475-7464. For additional information on V-Day, visit www.vday.org.