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This UNC Charlotte production goes way beyond the ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Charlotte Observer

By Joanne Spataro

I first read “The Vagina Monologues” cover-to-cover on my patio about five years ago. The subject matter, and even the monologues themselves, weren’t completely new to me. I’d seen snippets of the show online. But the one that truly struck me was entitled “The Woman Who Liked to Make Vaginas Happy,” since it was one of only two that actually featured a queer woman.

And now I’ve come full circle: This Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7-9 p.m., I will be performing this monologue along with other female performers at UNC Charlotte Center City, with an encore performance 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 at McKnight Hall. This annual UNCC event is called “Tales from Down There” and it features writer and activist Eve Ensler’s works “The Vagina Monologues,” “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer,” and “I Am an Emotional Creature.”

Tickets sold for the show will benefit Community Support Services Prevention & Intervention, Transcend Charlotte, and UNC Charlotte’s Interpersonal Violence Survivor’s Fund.

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