Eve Ensler's

The Vagina Monologues

February 13, 2013 — February 17, 2013

Wed, Feb. 13 at 8pm
Thurs, Feb. 14 at 8pm
Fri, Feb. 15 at 8pm
Sat, Feb. 16 at 2pm & 8pm
Sun, Feb. 17 at 2pm
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Featuring LEA DELARIA (performing 2/16 & 2/17), ADRIANE LENOX, ANDREA McARDLE, OLIVIA OGUMA, and Zuzanna Szadkowski (performing 2/13 to 2/15)!

Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

Ticket Prices:
Wednesday, 2/13: $24-$49
Thursday, 2/14: $40-$65*
Friday-Sunday: $34-$59

*Includes one glass of champagne/sparkling cider with each ticket

Student Pricing:
$20 rear orchestra seats for The Vagina Monologues are available for individuals with a valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or over the phone (215-862-2121). Students can purchase up to 2 tickets at this price and must present a valid student ID when purchasing or picking up. Tickets are subject to availability.

$10 from every full-price ticket will benefit Bucks County’s only organization to support victims of domestic violence, A Woman’s Place.  

Cast

LEA DELARIA Broadway: On the Town (Obie, Theatre World & Drama Desk nominee), The Rocky Horror Show. Off-Broadway/Regional: Prometheus Bound (ART), On the Town, Midsummer Night’s Dream (McCarter Theater), As You Like It (Williamstown Theater Festival), Happy Days (Drama League Honoree), Little Fish, Cinderella (NY City Opera), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Encores! and Reprise! Li’l Abner, Boys from Syracuse (Ovation nominee) National tour: Chicago. Film: Edge of Seventeen, The First Wives Club, Sgt. Bilko, Rescuing Desire, Mercury in Retrograde, Fat Rose & Squeaky, Sister Spirit. Television: “Orange is the New Black,” “Californication,” “One Life To Live,” “The Oblongs,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Friends,” “Further Tales of the City,” “Matlock,” “Saved By The Bell: The New Class.” Misc: Featured Vocalist for the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival; Four CD’s on the Warner Jazz label; “Lea’s Book of Rules” is in its 3rd printing with Dell Publishing. www.delariadammit.com

ADRIANE LENOX has appeared on Broadway in Ain’t Misbehavin , Dreamgirls, Kiss Me KateHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Caroline or Change, and Chicago as well as Doubt for which she received the Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play. Off-Broadway she received the Obie and Audelco awards for her performance in Dinah Was… She is also the recipient of a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a Musical in On The Town. Her TV appearances include Law and Order and Law and Order SVU ; Third Watch; Shark; Lipstick JungleRoyal Pains30 Rock; and Damages. She has appeared in the films Black Snake Moan opposite Sam L Jackson; The Blind Side opposite Sandra Bullock; and Red Lights opposite Robert De Niro. She has recently completed work on 4 films: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete; The ButlerAffluenza and The Skeleton Twins.

ANDREA McARDLE first captured the hearts of theatergoers in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical hit Broadway musical Annie, based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals as well essaying leading roles on stages the world over. Andrea has brought her award-winning vocal talents to national and international concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Las Vegas Hilton to the Hong Kong Philharmonic as well as several remarkable television appearances through the years. Ms. McArdle has sung for each American President from Gerald Ford to Bill Clinton. As Annie she became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She also received the Theater World and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for the girl with the red hair and big voice. She subsequently conquered London with her portrayal of Little Orphan Annie in the West End. The stage has continued to welcome Andrea “home” throughout the years, she starred in the Jerry Herman musical Jerry’s Girls alongside Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams as herself; as Fantine in the original Broadway run of Les Miserables; as the sassy Smoking Car, Ashley, in the original Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express; as Belle in Broadway’s Beauty And The Beast and as the original Margy Frake in Broadway’s State Fair. Andrea was lauded for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in both the US National and International tours of the Tony Award winning revival of Cabaret and also toured as Eponine in Les Miserables. Other notable roles include: Mrs. Johnston in Blood Brothers; Eva Peron, in Evita; Nancy in Oliver; Sandy in Grease; the Narrator in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Miss Hannigan in Annie; Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, Rose in Gypsy; Esther (the Judy Garland role) in Meet Me in St Louis; Sonia in They’re Playing Our Song; as Peter Pan and appeared as herself in Off-Broadway’s The Vagina Monologues. Ms. McArdle most recently starred in the 2012 version of the comedic hit, Newsical: The Musical!, when she followed internet sensation Perez Hilton as the production’s celebrity guest star to celebrated acclaim. Andrea is a much in demand vocalist and has performed in the showrooms of many of the Las Vegas and Atlantic City’s top hotels and casinos, and in cabarets and nightclubs such as New York City’s renowned Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel, among many others. She can be heard on the Grammy Winning, Platinum selling Original Broadway Cast recording of Annie, as well as the cast recordings of Jerry’s Girls, State Fair, the television soundtrack of Rob Marshall’s Annie, as well as her own solo CD titled “Andrea McArdle: On Broadway”. In 2013 Andrea will be heard on her new solo release Andrea Mcardle: 70’S & Sunny- Live From 54 Below, on the conceptual project Calendar Dream and Golden Record’s Celebrity Classics Children’s CD. Andrea McArdle was the recipient of the 2011 NYMF award for Outstanding Individual Performance for her role in Greenwood The Musical.

OLIVIA OGUMA  was most recently a member of the original six person cast of Eve Ensler’s newest play Emotional Creature, Off-Broadway at the Signature Theater. Olivia also recieved a CT Critics Circle Award for her work in BFE at Playwrights Horizons and Long Wharf Theater. Broadway and National Tours: Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, A Christmas Carol, Disneys High School Musical (1st national tour). Off-Broadway:  The Dispute (NAATCO), BFE (Playwrights Horizons), Sarah Plain & Tall (Lortel Theater). Regional: Emotional Creature (Berkeley Rep), Snow Falling On Cedars (Portland Center Stage), Where it Came From (O’Neill Theater Center), Honk (Two River Theater), Skin of our Teeth (Bristol Riverside), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Philadelphia Theater  Co & Papermill Playhouse) TV/Film:  Han on Season 2 of The Big C, As the World Turns, All My Children, Law & Order, The New Electric Co, Hallmark Hall Of Fame’s Flamingo Rising, Strangers with Candy the Movie.

ZUZANNA SZADKOWSKI is best known for playing ”Dorota” in The CW’s hit series Gossip Girl and was voted #7 in Rolling Stone’s “50 Reasons to Watch TV”. Other television credits include Guiding Light, The Sopranos, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Zuzanna appeared onstage in Love, Loss and What I Wore Off-Broadway, directed by Karen Carpenter. She earned an M.F.A. in acting from the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard.

Creative Team

EVE ENSLER (Playwright) is a Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist. She is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries, and Emotional Creature based on her latest book, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, which made The New York Times bestseller list. Eve’s other theatrical works include The Good Body, which she performed on Broadway in 2004. Her other plays include Lemonade, Mango, Necessary Targets and The Treatment. Eve’s published works include Insecure at Last: a Political Memoir. In 2006 she also co-edited A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, an anthology which she co-edited with Mollie Doyle. Her new book, In the Body of the World, will be published in 2013 by Metropolitan. Eve writes regularly for The Guardian, and her articles have appeared in International Herald Tribune and the Washington Post. Her film credits include an HBO version of The Vagina Monologues (2002). She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. The film won the Freedom of Expression Award at Sundance Film Festival and premiered nationally on PBS’s “P.O.V.” in December 2003. Eve was awarded the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. Her other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting and an Obie, in addition to a number of honorary degrees.

KAREN LYNN CARPENTER (Director) Director of more than 100 of our most celebrated comediennes in the smash hit Love, Loss, and What I Wore, by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron, winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Theatrical Production, Karen is a director, producer, and writer who has been making theater for 30 years. Last season, she revived Mira Spektor’s Housewives Cantata, the first feminist revue, written in the 70s, for the York Theater, and directed the world premiere of Mary Walsh’s Dancing With Rage, touring Canada this year.  In the summer, she directed Michael Keaton in The 24 Hour Plays for the Festival del Sole in Napa, and opened a new musical, Spoolie Girl, by Rosemary Loar, for the Midtown International Theater Festival, recognized as Best of the Fest. Later this year, Karen will direct Wendy Yondorf’s Admit One for Broadway. Karen enjoyed 7 seasons as Associate Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theater, where she produced 16 plays a year, in addition to directing her own award-winning productions.  Deemed a “provocateur” by the press for her symphony work, Karen recently staged a new commedia opera, Giovanni the Fearless, also by Mira Spektor, part of the League of Professional Theater Women’s 30 Plays for 30 Years.  In 2010, she curated and directed the world premiere of five of William Inge’s “lost” one-acts, never before produced nor published, for the Inge Festival. In her early career, Karen was the top female Production Stage Manager on Broadway; her credits include the premieres of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, and Two Trains Running; and musicals such as Sunset Boulevard and Les Miserables. Subsequently, Karen chaired the MFA Stage Management program for the Yale School of Drama, and managed the premieres of noted playwrights Suzan Lori Parks’ and John Guare’s works, among many others, as production stage manager for the Yale Repertory Theater. She was Creative Producer for the United Nation’s Deliver Now for Women and Children global campaign launch, with Chaka Kahn and Ricki Lake, featuring the first all-female panel in the history of the U.N.; Creative Producer for the millionwomensheartproject.com launch with Donna Karan; and Project Manager for President Clinton’s inaugural and subsequent Clinton Global Initiatives. Karen has been Show Director for Glamour Magazine‘s Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall, since their 20th Anniversary. In 2011, her alma mater, Boston University School of Theatre Arts, established The Karen Carpenter Award for Excellence in Theater Arts, to be awarded in perpetuity to a student of exceptional merit.  Faculty, Yale Drama 1990-1996. Twitter: @KCdirector Karen is thrilled to finally get to celebrate our vaginas here, in public.  Thank you, Eve and Jed.