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Last weekend for ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at Center for the Arts

By Laura Moore
Specialto The PREVIEW

Tickets at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts are getting to be hard to come by.

Presentations of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” “The Accounting Division of the Dynacorp Company Presents Office Space: The Musical,” “Zirk Dance Ensemble” and, now, “The Vagina Monologues,” have been sold out and we have been turning people away.

So, consider this fair warning: If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the final weekend of “The Vagina Monologues,” Feb. 15-17, you better grab them soon.

The show stars local actresses Paula Jo Miller, Dale Johnson, Sariah Ellsmore, Darcy DeGuise, Mara Koch, Jennie Blechman and Thingamajig regular Sharina Ramsay-Adams on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased online at www.pagosacenter.org or by calling 731-SHOW.

“The Vagina Monologues” is a series of monologues, sometimes funny, sometimes touching that, “gives us real women’s stories of intimacy, vulnerability and sexual self-discovery.”

When the piece was originally presented by playwright Eve Ensler 20 years ago, it shocked, liberated, fascinated and disturbed audiences with true stories of rape, mutilation and sexual discovery, and simply by giving a voice to the idea and concept of female pleasure. It also played to mainly female audiences.

Today, with the shock value for the most part gone, men are joining in the celebration and “The Vagina Monologues” reiterates the need to end sexual violence (one in three women have been sexually abused), celebrates how far we have come and a reminds us of how far we still need to go.

“It should be required viewing for all teenage boys, “ declared one Thingamajig patron at last Sunday’s performance.

Thingamajig Theatre Company has teamed with the Archuleta County Victims Assistance Program to help raise funds for the important work that they do. When you purchase your ticket with Thingamajig, please consider making a donation to ACVAP to help them assist others.

This story was posted on February 14, 2013.