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V-DAY 2018: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer

V-DAY 2018

V-Day Lake Charles & Itinerant Theatre 2018 Presents a Benefit Reading of A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer. Join Us as we RISE! RESIST! and UNITE!

FEB 7th @ 7pm

Sloppy’s Downtown
329 Broad Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

FEB 10th @ 7pm

Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

V-DAY LAKE CHARLES/ITINERANT THEATRE JOINS ONE BILLION RISING

Itinerant Theatre will produce benefit readings of two plays, The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, 14 monologues edited by Ms. Ensler and Mollie Doyle as a participant in the 20th anniversary of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

IT produces A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer 7:00pm, February 7 at Sloppy’s Downtown, 329 Broad St. and 7:00pm February 10 at Central School 809 Kirby St. IT produces The Vagina Monologues 7:00pm, February 8 at Sloppy’s Downtown and 2:00pm, Sunday February 11 at Central School.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $12.50 for Seniors & $10.00 for students and may be purchased at www.itineranttheatre.com, at the door or reserved by phoning 337-436-6275.  Proceeds from ticket sales for The Vagina Monologues will be donated to Oasis a Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence which provides support for sexual assault victims while educating the community with the hope of eliminating sexual violence. Proceeds from ticket sales for A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer SWLA Abolitionists which is dedicated to fighting human trafficking through awareness, prevention, rescue and restoration. 

The Vagina Monologues cast includes Bianca Augustine, Cathy Chapman, Carmen Illán Garcia, Jo Ann Hanks, Ashley Mayeaux, Taylor Novak, Kalli Proffitt, Natalie Sell. Director is Bianca Augustine. A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer cast includes these actors, plus Lauren Edwards, Tony James, Travis Spears and Shauna Temple. Director is Joy Pace.

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. “Each piece captures a spirit of being human in a series of recognizable situations, provoking empathy for those involved and heightening our awareness of why and how such things come to pass.” – Theater Review New Zealand

The New York Times called The Vagina Monologues, “Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.” The play, first performed Off-Broadway and since then, world-wide, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement in women’s experiences. 

The concept of “V-Day” grew out of the play in 1998, shattering silence around violence done to women and girls.  Tens of thousands of communities and college campuses in over 200 countries have staged benefitThursad performances of The Vagina Monologues – and other works and campaigns created by V-Day, such as A Memory, a Monologue a Rant & a PrayerV-Day activists have changed laws, funded rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, raised over $100 million for groups working to end violence and to serve survivors and their families. V-Day has its pulse on issues women face across the globe.

V-Day Lake Charles/Itinerant Theatre 2018 is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 20th Anniversary V-Day Campaign. For its 20th anniversary, V-Day is calling on activists around the world to Rise, Resist and Unite.

CAST & CREATIVE

First Kiss by Mollie Doyle – Shauna Temple

Groceries by Abiola Abrams – Lauren Edwards

The Massacre by Marie Howe – Natalie Sell

Untitled by Nicholas D. Kristof – Travis Spears

In Memory of Imette by Periel Aschenbrand – Bianca Augustine

Maurice by Kathy Najimy – Shauna Temple

Conversations with my Son by Susan Miller – Jo Ann Hanks

Celia by Edwidge Danticat – Carmen Illán Garcia

The Aristocrats by Kate Clinton – Taylor Novak

Part Owner by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson – Tony James

Respect by Kimberle Crenshaw – Bianca Augustine & Lauren Edwards

The Next Fantastic Leap by Elizabeth Lesse – Kalli Proffit, Ashley Mayeaux, Natalie Sell

To Stop the Violence Against Women by Alice Walker – Cathy Chapman

The Man Prayer for His Holiness the Karmapa – Travis Spears and Tony James

I am Over Rape by Eve Ensler – All Women