"The Vagina Monologues" to be Performed

By Barb Lang

The 4th annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”will be held on Friday, April 18 and Saturday April 19in the UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theater in Rice Lake.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a beer and wine reception, including a Silent Auction and a student art exhibition, a photo booth, gourmet cupcakes and chocolates.  The show starts at 7:30 p.m. 

While the name may cause some to misunderstand the play, put simply, this production aims to end violence against women.  “The Vagina Monologues” dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. The production changes each year.  This year, many new monologues were added and many new actresses from our community will join the ranks of women dedicated to ending the cycle of violence against women. 

Last year’s event at UW-BC raised over $4,500 to help end domestic violence in our area communities.  The proceeds directly fund resources for victims of domestic violence in our community, including transitional housing, monetary and emotional support.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Barron County Domestic Abuse Project and the One Billion Rising Organization. 

 This year’s silent auction will feature, a wire-wrapped wine glass gift basket valued at over $150, a free hotel stay and casino bucks from St. Croix Casino & Hotel valued at over $125, original photography of Rice Lake landmarks valued at over $100, an Evening Under the Stars gift package from the Rice Lake Public Library, a date night gift package including dinner and a movie at Lake 7 Theatre, boutique jewelry, and much more. 

Tickets for “The Vagina Monologues” are $6 for UW-BC students, $9 for other students and senior citizens, and $12 for the public. Tickets will be available at the door.  For more information about the production please contact, Nichole Kathol, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Women’s Studies at UW-Barron County by email at nichole.kathol@uwc.edu or by phone at (715)-234-8176. 


Nichole Kathol