Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Young Divines Do "The Vagina Monologues"

On a hot tip from Philocrites, I ran out to Harvard Divinity School last night to see their production of "The Vagina Monologues," mostly for the pleasure of hearing Eve Ensler's famous "c-word" monologue performed in the chapel at Andover Hall. Daaang, ya let chicks into the place --
and the next thing you know they're acting out fake orgasms all over the chancel.

It was a just okay reading of the show -- the ensemble pieces were whiny and one-note but most of the individual monologues were far better. Despite all the graphic content, the only thing that really shocked me was how young the students are.

Ohmigawd, all those 20-something kids working for their M.Divs and M.T.S's and going into ministry with pierced noses and shiny, long hair and shiny red lipstick!! They couldn't have found more than one performer with a vagina over forty? I felt so motherly sitting there, beaming with approval from the back row with my hands folded primly in my lap ("Sweetheart, you did such a good job as the professional dominatrix!"). You can see the production on Thursday or Saturday night at 7:30. Proceeds are going to Casa Myrna Vazquez, a Boston-based organization working against domestic violence.


Blogger Peregrinato said...

I've never actually seen the Monologues, in spite of intentions to see it many times. Your version certainly sounds intriguing!

Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

I saw the Vagina Monologues here in Portland once and it was phenomenal. A few of the women were well known but it was a cast of newcomers, celebrities and experienced actors - and a wide variety of ages and ethnicities.

Yeah, a show where everyone was in their 20s might seem a little disingenuine. Some of the pieces are very somber.

Blogger Jamie Goodwin said...

I haven't even figured this penis thing out yet!

Actually your idea sounds very cool


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