FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society is going to be bringing the Vagina Monologues back to the Energetic City this weekend for its biggest fundraiser of the year.
Organizer Jennifer Pimm with the Society says that this year’s iteration of the event, which is celebrating its 13th straight year, will feature some changes to past years. Pimm explained that this year’s performance will feature male performers to recognize the fact that while women are often thought of as the victims of sexual harassment and abuse, men can and are also victims as well.
“With height of the #MeToo campaign and ‘Time’s Up’ movement, we thought, “We have to do something” because this is happening in Fort St. John all the time,” said Pimm. “We wanted to bring awareness to it. That’s another reason that we really wanted to bring men to the show is because men are our allies. We need men to stand up and say ‘enough is enough.’”
The production features 25 performers, and will also feature local music and other spoken word performances.
The production is being put on at the North Peace Cultural Centre this Friday. Reserved tickets are $25, while admission at the door is by donation. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with the show starting at 7:00. For tickets, call the North Peace Cultural Centre at (250) 785-1992.