MARIGOT/GREAT BAY— The newest performance of The Vagina Monologues will be staged at the John Larmonie Center, Philipsburg, on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, at 7:30 pm, said Collette Jones Chin, director of the wildly successful play by USA playwright Eve Ensler.
“The time is right to revisit the stories which affect women in the community,” said Clara Reyes, co-founder of the National Institute of Arts (NIA). Reyes had directed the episodic play on the island in 2008 to overflowing audiences.
“There are new stories added to Eve Ensler original production of The Vagina Monologues,” said Chin. “I have interviewed people around the Caribbean and came up with prominent issues affecting Caribbean women, human trafficking, self-esteem, race, and class,” said playwright Chin, who is also an author and teacher in Anguilla.
The weekend’s Obie award-winning drama is produced by Chin’s Senoj Creations of Anguilla and organized by St. Martin’s Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF) and NIA.
Senoj Creations is traveling with an eight-women cast “that will keep women and men theater lovers at the edge of their seats. It’s going to be a stunning two-hour performance of drama, storytelling, poetry, music, songs, and dance,” said Shujah Reiph, president of the CLF.
“Even the subjects we know about will have an exciting twist and so will the taboo issues that some of us won’t even whisper about,” said Reiph.
Tickets for The Vagina Monologue are available at SOS radio in Marigot, the NIA office at John Larmonie Center on WJA Nisbeth Road, and at the door ($15 in advance; $20 at the door).