Young Divines Do "The Vagina Monologues"
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.