I was supposed to go to see The Vagina Monologues last week at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. However, a severe weather warning came in and I stayed at home.
Still, it is not as if I cannot talk about The Vagina Monologues. I saw Eve Ensler perform The Vagina Monologues years ago in Chicago. And needless to say, I read the book and saw the HBO Special. The Vagina Monologues is a one woman show that was created by playwright Eve Ensler who talked to many different women of different ages, races, and class backgrounds about their relationships with their bodies. The money from the performances from the play is given to rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters.
The night was magical. It was like sitting with a group of women who understood the complexities of the female experience. I have talked with other people about their experience of The Vagina Monologues. They have said that the book is good, but it does no justice to the performance. I am grateful whenever I see posters of The Vagina Monologues performances for people to know understand this experience.