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Alberni women ready to roll in provocative play

This year for the first time in Port Alberni, Art Matter’s Society is pleased to be producing a benefit showing of The Vagina Monologues.

This will be the 20th performance for producer, director Gwynne Hunt in this ninth year of production.

Art Matter’s Society has raised over $70,000 , which it donated to women’s centres, shelters, friendship centres on the Lower Mainland and in the Fraser Valley.

Eve Ensler’s thought-provoking and controversial play has raised millions of dollars globally to help stop violence against women and girls. To find out more visit www.vday.org.

There are seventeen Alberni women who make up the cast.  All the women who get involved and the men who help do so because of their commitment to make this a better world, to raise a global consciousness and to speak for the women who can’t speak for themselves.

This year, the show will be dedicated to the missing and murdered women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; to walk4justice warrior Gladys Radek; and to the women gone from the Highway of Tears.

The society will donate funds this year to One Billion Rising, to the Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society and to the awareness campaign, Social Justice and the Art’s Day, May 18 in Port Alberni.

Tixs for The Vagina Monologues are $15 and available only at the Main Artery, 4969 Argyle Street.

There will be tickets at the door if they are not sold out by Saturday, Feb. 9, when the doors open at 7 p.m.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

The show is at the Capitol Theatre on argyle Street and is sponsored in part by the Portal Players Dramatic Society. Tickets are cash only.

There will be T-shirts for sale to add funds to the campaign.

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