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ABOUT three years ago I honoured an invitation to go and watch The Vagina Monologues at Montecasino Theatre, and guess what, I had different ideas of what I would see on stage.
I was simply misled by the name of the production, and well, nothing of what I expected to witness on stage ever materialised. And guess what, I was not disappointed either as I got to enjoy the show after all.
The Vagina Monologues is in fact a campaign against women abuse, and this campaign is done in style in that the performers are women in most cases, not just ordinary women but celebrities. This is done in the name of charity to raise money to be donated to organisations that work with abused women.
In the past celebrities such as Tselane Tambo and Rosie Motene took part in this production.
The idea of The Vagina Monologues came from author, playwright and founder of the V-Day movement, Eve Ensler. It is a celebration of women's sexuality and strength in a graceful and humorous manner through the liberation of the one word - "vagina". So you see this has nothing to do with a part of female anatomy.
So, as you make your way to the Bassline to watch The Vagina Monologues, just know that you will enjoy watching pure theatre, and nothing else. The production will play from Monday to Wednesday.
And quite encouragingly this year male artists are involved.
The opening night is bound to impress those who simply love the written word as it will showcase a thought-provoking evening of words featuring a live poetry performance from some of South Africa's most accomplished poets, Kabomo Vilakazi, Kojo Baffoe, Rite2Speak and Antonio Lyons.
The following two nights will feature a performance of TheVagina Monologues boasting some of the best up-and-coming talent in South Africa. All proceeds will be donated to Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre, a nongovernment organisation raising awareness about violence against women and children.