by Aimee Grice, Producer
V-Day Oliver-Osoyoos volunteers have been working tirelessly once again to campaign against gender based violence. As we near the end of our 2015 campaign, I would encourage all of you to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this movement. The V-Day organization, founded by Eve Ensler has benefited countless women and girls, by raising over 100 million dollars for grassroots organizations around the world. I feel that if we have the ability, we have the responsibility to take a stand and say no to violence against women! The first step to stopping the violence is spreading awareness. The V-Day global movement uses live theater as a vehicle to inform as well as entertain, allowing the audience to take an active role in sayting no to violence again women and girls. The statistics are staggering and horrifying. If you haven’t been a victim yourself, you likely know a woman or girl who has.
We’re getting quite close now, only about a week left until V-Day Oliver-Osoyoos presents their 2015 production of The Vagina Monologues. Back by popular demand, we have returned to an audience favourite! In 2013 we sold out and had to turn people away at the door, so this year we’ve added a second performance! Performances take place on April 10th and 11th at 7pm, at the Osoyoos Secondary School Theatre. Tickets are available at Innervisions, Sundance Video and The Bargain! Shop in Oliver and at Jojo’s Café and Art Therapy Corp in Osoyoos. Prices are $18 in advance and $20 at the door, but don’t leave it to chance: buy your tickets now! There are brand new monologues this year as well as some of your favourites! We have such a strong cast of dedicated women this year, come out and support local theater and take a stand against gender-based violence! Please share and spread the word about this powerful production, and come out and enjoy the show!