Albany, NY – ABB Event Productions is presenting The Vagina Monologues on February 18,19 and 20, 2018. The Vagina Monologues is a staged reading of the famous work by author and activist Eve Ensler.
ABB Event Productions’ The Vagina Monologues runs will be held at Café 217 in downtown Albany. Café 217 is located at 12 Delaware Avenue and is locally owned and operated by Susie Griswold. The cast of the Vagina Monologues includes: Julie Adler, Jenn Bullington, Amy Frienberg-Trufas, Caryn Halte, Tracy Henry, Chardonnay LaTease, Kristin Lilkas, Mindy Mannix, Hollie Miller, Renea Pollack, Michelle Sanders, Susan Ungerman, Susan Watson-Amos, and Katrina Wilkinson. The Show is directed by Amanda Brinke.
Tickets to the performances cost $35 per person and include a three course dinner and the Show – tax, tip and bar are not included in the ticket price. Seating for any performance is at 6:30pm. Seating is limited and reservations are required for all events.
The V-Day Albany 2018 cast includes local woman who are either veteran actors or new talent. Amanda Brinke, Mary Rizzo and Jeremy Ward are the producers of this annual event.
Proceeds from all performances benefit Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. “2018 marks the eleventh year that ABB Event Productions has brought V-Day Albany to the Capital Region. To date, we have raised and donated over $23,000.00, through the V-Day Campaign, most of which has remained in the Capital Region community,” said Amanda Brinke, ABB Event Productions President. “Combining theater with awareness about violence against women makes for a powerful evening.”
V-Day is a world-wide organized response against violence toward women in which we one day hope see a world where women live safely, free from rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery. We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities. We will work as long as it takes, until the violence stops.
The V-Day campaign marks its 20th Anniversary this year. “While we are certainly not happy to still have a global need to raise awareness about this topic, we have recently seen many courageous women and men step forward to speak out against their abusers. This progress encourages us to keep bringing the V-Day Campaign to Albany,” said co-producer Mary Rizzo