January 25, 2018
V-Day for Female Empowerment is coming to Garrett College in February!
Garrett College in McHenry will be hosting a play in support of female empowerment and success on February 16th and 17th, at 7:00pm in the College's auditorium. All ticket proceeds and merchandise sales profits will be donated to charities that help women, with 10 percent of proceeds going to the international One Billion Rising Foundation and 90 percent going to Garrett County's Dove Center. The Dove Center provides safety, advocacy and counseling to individuals whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and/or sexual assault and strives to expand public awareness of those issues.
V-Day has come to represent the struggles and strengths of being a woman in the world and will be anchored here in Garrett County by the production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues. The play, in production for over 20 years, is an incredibly poignant piece that is able to “make you cry with laughter and gasp in amazement” according to director Jenn Shillingburg. Produced on many college campuses and internationally over two decades, the play is not without controversy and criticism due to its subject matter and language. As a result, both showings of the play at Garrett College are restricted to mature audiences.
According to Garrett College faculty member Michelle Lieberman, “this is the first time the play is being performed in Garrett County and we are using all local talent in the production, including upcoming director Jenn Shillingburg, so we are especially thrilled to be hosting at the College.” Tickets and related merchandise are available the evening of both performances and at the College cafeteria (11:30am – 1:30pm) and library the week preceding the event. Tickets will also be available at The Cornish Café, The Gallery Shop, and Rudy's Clothing in Oakland, MD. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for non-Garrett College students and $1 for Garrett College students.