Contact: Jenni Smith
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650


February 1, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) --Southern Methodist University’s Women’s Center and Women’s Interest Network will hold a student performance of Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by theatre major Sara Hoyer, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Hughes-Trigg Theater, 3140 Dyer St.

Tickets are $12 each, $6 for students only with a valid SMU identification, and are available beginning Feb. 7 at the Crossing in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Tickets also are available on a cash-only basis at the door.

Described as a witty and irreverent celebration of female sexuality, the play is being presented to raise awareness about violence against women. Proceeds from the performance will be donated to The Family Place, which serves women survivors of violence. “The Vagina Monologues” is being performed at college campuses across America and has inspired a grassroots movement called “V-Day” to stop violence against women. SMU is the only Dallas-area university presenting the play to the public, however Austin College and the University of North Texas also are having Valentine’s Day performances of the play at their respective campuses.

For more information, contact Courtney Aberle at (214) 768-4796 or by e-mail at The Web site for V-Day is

Also that week, SMU’s Dedman School of Law will host its third annual Domestic Violence Symposium Feb. 11-15, featuring lunchtime guest speakers addressing legal issues encountered by women seeking relief from domestic violence. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rebecca Greenan at 214-768-2567.