The Vagina Monologues: A Shenandoah Tradition

By Annie Hart

This past weekend, Feb. 15-17, the university via The (Not Just) Women’s Center put on its annual production of the Vagina Monologues to support the Laurel Center.

 

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This year the theme was “Who Would You Harbor”.

 

The show began with the cast singing a song asking who you would harbor, including a Muslim, an exile, a runaway child, a gay, and many more. Director Sarah Celec asked the audience to hold that question in our heads and really think about what we would do in a situation where someone different from us needed a place to stay.

 

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The show was powerful as it is every year.

 

This year, however; there were a few changes that I was very excited about.

 

Outside of the show space, there were large sticky notes on the door asking what your vagina would say or wear. There was a space for you to color in your own beautiful vagina, and even a vagina quiz.

 

As for changes during the show, there were a few new faces in the cast which made the show that much more exciting for veteran audience members.

 

Both the old cast members and the new ones were phenomenal.

 

The Vagina Monologues is one of my favorite things we do at Shenandoah. I already can’t wait to see what the cast does next year.

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