Hanover College students to present Eve Ensler's 'The Good Body'
Thursday, March 06, 2014 10:00 AM
Sixteen Hanover College students will perform an Eve Ensler play starting this weekend in an effort to raise money for a local women's shelter.
Students will put on three performances of "The Good Body," starting this weekend. The performances are organized by the Hanover College V-day committee, a national group focused on ending abuse or domestic violence against women.
Careen Turner, a senior communications major and Business Scholar, is organizing the event. "The Good Body" is a collection of interviews by Ensler that she turned into a play.
"This show actually has a response-interview type feel," Turner said.
The group had performed The Vagina Monologues for several years prior and Turner said the feedback they had gotten was that the show felt outdated. So they decided to perform a similar play by Ensler.
"The Good Body" takes a new look at women's bodies and attempts to share with women the reasons why they should be proud of their body, regardless of its size, shape, color or scars, Turner said.
"I feel like the female body is something we can all relate to," she said. "I think it's cool to see how people view the female body."
There will be a preview of the performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at Village Lights Bookstore. Students will be performing snippets of the actual play. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Full performances will be held March 11 and 14 at the Hanover College Center for Fine Arts. Shows start at 7 p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m.
Admission is also free at the college, but there will be a suggested donation of $3. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward the V-day organization, and the remaining profits will go to Turning Point Women's Shelter.
The event is sponsored by the Hanover College Feminist Club, Campus Activities Board, Panhellenic Council and Village Lights Bookstore.