The show’s emcee is Monica Weaver, provost at MCCC’s Trenton Campus. Student performers include Lydia Balogh of Hightstown, Zania Barnwell of Trenton, Margot Bergeron of Hamilton, Paloma Burr of Princeton, Patricia Gates of Trenton, Sydnie Gingles of Trenton, Princess Hoagland of Trenton, Savanti Knight of Lumberton, Kourtney Treimaine of Trenton and Kelly Williams of Yardly, PA. English faculty member Amy Vondrak will also perform.
Person, who did extensive research before proceeding with the production, says he was struck by the current level of violence experienced by women in the United States. “What keeps firing in my brain is that 200,000 women and girls are raped each year. That number is outrageous and hard to believe, but it is true. It is my main reason for putting on this production.”
The show has no roles in the traditional sense. It is a series of monologues with poignant and often starkly pointed messages. “We have taken great care to see that each message is appropriately and dramatically expressed,” Person said, adding that the cast is multi-generational and ethnically diverse, giving a voice to women of different ages and races.
Tickets for “The Vagina Monologues” are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students. MCCC students, faculty and staff are eligible for discount tickets with ID.
Tickets are available online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333. Tickets are also available at the Bursar's Office (KC218) at the Trenton Campus. A limited number will be available at the door.
Students interested in studying theatre and dance at Mercer may pursue their associate degrees in either Liberal Arts or Fine Arts. Read more about the Theatre/Dance program here.
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