Now in its fourth year, V-Day’s production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues is returning to the Crest once again for a night of humor, frankness, pain and joy. Since V-Day Sacramento’s inception in 2011, the volunteer-run operation has raised more than $40,000 for local organizations that work to end violence against women and girls. For those unacquainted with Ensler’s now-iconic play about the feminine experience, the show is a series of monologues, each acted by a different local performer, that range in topic from love, sex, rape, menstruation, birth, pleasure, abuse and more. Each year features a new monologue that touches on a current issue affecting women globally: the 2015 production includes a special monologue about the trans experience, thereby helping to extend the concept of womanhood beyond the biological binary and create a more inclusive community of women. All proceeds from the event benefit the Gender Health Center, Community Against Sexual Harm and Sacramento Women Take Back the Night. In past years, The Vagina Monologues has been a touching, community-promoting experience for women and the people who care about them (which is to say that you don’t have to identify as a woman to enjoy and learn from a play with “Vagina” in its title). For more information about The Vagina Monologues, V-Day Sacramento, or the beneficiaries of this event, see here.
What: The Vagina Monologues
When: Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m.
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento