Ana Laura Espinosa
"Vagina Monologues" performances
mark S.A. V-Day
QSanAntonio.com, February 25, 2012
Mexican novella star, Ana Laura Espinosa will join women of all ages to
perform Eve Ensler's play, "The Vagina Monologues," at three
readings in San Antonio at the Guadalupe Theater on March 7 through 9.
The presentation of the play in San Antonio is part of a national observance
called V-Day, whose participants stage benefit performances of the show
in their communities. The events take place worldwide each year between
February 11 and April 30 and generally benefit rape crisis centers and
similar resource centers for women.
The play will be performed in English on March 7, and in Spanish on March
8 and 9. The three performances will benefit the Rape Crisis Center, the
Battered Women and Children's Shelter and P.E.A.C.E. Initiative. Click
here for tickets and showtimes.
"The Vagina Monologues" premiered Off-Broadway at New York City's
Westside Theater in 1996. The production has been staged internationally
and a television version featuring the playwright was produced by Home
The award-winning, episodic play is based on Ensler's interviews with
more than 200 women.
In last year's announcement for the San Antonio performances the promoters
"With humor and grace the piece celebrates women's sexuality and
strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless
women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their
lives. For more than twelve years, 'The Vagina Monologues' has given voice
to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public."
In 1998, Ensler and others, including Willa Shalit, a producer of the
Westside Theatre production, launched V-Day, a global non-profit movement
that has raised over $75 million for women's anti-violence groups through
benefit presentations of "The Vagina Monologues."