When Eve Ensler first unleashed a string of feminist, body-positive, pro-sex monologues onto a New York City stage in 1996, the themes resonated with many women. “The Vagina Monologues” went on to have a successful off-Broadway run, an HBO adaptation and an annual performance slot on college campuses around the country, and even the world. They also spawned a global anti-violence movement called V-Day, which opened a chapter in Raleigh in 2016.
Host Frank Stasio talks about the pieces and their still-powerful messages with V-Day Raleigh organizer Alex Matsuo; Loni Price, producer of its 2018 production of “The Vagina Monologues; and actor Judy McCord. V-Day Raleigh’s production of “The Vagina Monologues” is on stage at North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre at 8 p.m. on Feb. 13, 14 and 15. Other V-Day events including performances of “The Vagina Monologues” are scheduled around the state.