Triplicate Staff

"The Vagina Monologues," featuring 26 local women and a message designed to raise awareness about violence against women and children, has a final performance Saturday night.

The women will read monologues compiled by playwright Eve Ensler. They are the stories of more than 200 women interviewed by Ensler - some funny, others moving.

The last performance will be at 7 p.m. at Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center.

Tickets cost $10 and are available at Del Norte Office Supply and Main Street Fashions in Brookings.

Money raised by the performances will benefit the North Coast Rape

Crisis Team, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, Inter Tribal Council of

California Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program and Smith River

Rancheria Community and Family Services.

The women performing monologues range in age from 20-something to 60-something, said local organizer Benita Cabrera.

She stressed that they are not telling their own stories, but those of anonymous women that are true.


WHAT: "The Vagina Monologues"

WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center, 2332 Howland Hill Road

TICKETS: $10 at Del Norte Office Supply and Main Street Fashions in Brookings