Senoj Creations director Collette Jones Chin (left) with NIA co-founder Clara Reyes.
PHILIPSBURG–The newest performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will be staged at John Larmonie Centre at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, said Collette Jones Chin, director of the wildly successful play by US playwright Eve Ensler.
“The time is right to revisit the stories which affect women in the community,” said National Institute of Arts (NIA) co-founder Clara Reyes, who had directed the episodic play to overflowing audiences in St. Maarten in 2008.
“There are new stories added to Eve Ensler’s original production of The Vagina Monologues,” said playwright Chin, who is also an author and teacher in Anguilla. “I have interviewed people around the Caribbean and came up with prominent issues affecting Caribbean women, human trafficking, self-esteem, race, and class.”
This weekend’s Obie-award-winning drama is produced by Chin’s Senoj Creations of Anguilla and organised by Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF) and NIA.
Senoj Creations is travelling with an eight-women cast “that will keep women and men theatre-lovers at the edge of their seats. It’s going to be a stunning two-hour performance of drama, storytelling, poetry, music, songs, and dance,” said CLF president Shujah Reiph. “Even the subjects we know about will have an exciting twist and so will the taboo issues that some of us won’t even whisper about.”
Tickets for The Vagina Monologues are available at SOS Radio in Marigot, the NIA office at John Larmonie Centre on Longwall Road and at the door.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81332-vagina-monologues-on-stage-this-weekend