Saturday, February 9, 2013

February 14th: Coker College to present 'The Vagina Monologues'

Coker College will present “The Vagina Monologues” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Black Box Theater in the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center. 

Following the performance the cast invites the audience to participate in “One Billion Dance,” an informal dance party.

Directed by student directors Daryl Randolph of Hopkins, S.C. and Keon Wilson of Sumter, S.C., “The Vagina Monologues” is a compilation of women’s stories written by Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist Eve Ensler.

“'The Vagina Monologues' brings awareness to the violence and hardships of everyday women,” said Wilson.

The cast includes assistant professor of theater Kindra Clyne, associate professor of English Andrea Coldwell and student-actors Sierra Vennes, Williams, Minn.; Dana Griffin, Kershaw, S.C.; Nina Vital, Dallas; La’Shawn Rembert, Columbia, S.C.; Macy Gerald, Marion, S.C.; Briana Lotan, Macomb, Mich.; Lindsey Allen, Westerly, R.I.; Megan Jolly, Jefferson, S.C.; Keyonna Spann, Bishopville, S.C.; Areyonna Keels, Columbia, S.C.; Datra Cook, Sumter; Brianna Sumter, Columbia, S.C.; Andria McFadden, Sumter, S.C.; Shavonna Brown, Florence, S.C.; Mariah Copeland, Spartanburg, S.C.; Kara Smith, Boiling Springs, S.C.; Ericka Contreras, Cassatt, S.C.; Brittanee Phillips, Hanahan, S.C.; and Sarah Shealy, Blythewood, S.C.

Set, lighting and sound design is provided by students in assistant technical director Jocelin Lehner’s introduction to theater productions class. Stage management is provided by Datra Cook.

“The Vagina Monologues” includes mature themes and language that may not be suitable for young audiences.

General admission is $5 or free with Coker identification. Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended.  

For more information, call Clyne at 843-383-8170.

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