The Club Theatre Company for the second year will perform "The Vagina Monologues" as part of the lead up to Valentine's Day.

The Club Theatre Company for the second year will perform "The Vagina Monologues" as part of the lead up to Valentine's Day.

The show will run Thursday through Sunday for the first three weeks in February at Club Diversity, 863 S. High St.

Performances start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays.

"The Vagina Monologues" is comprised of monologues read by a varying number of women. Each piece somehow relates to the vagina, through such means as sex, love, birth, the variety of names for the vagina or as a physical aspect of the female body.

A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and individuality.

Originally created by Eve Ensler, the piece has received numerous accolades.

Nicolette Montana, who directed last year's performance, has returned to lead the production.

Unlike the company's previous performance, Montana said the actors will make use of the audience this year.

"What's different about the way we are staging it this year is we are breaking down the fourth wallÉthere's direct contact with the audience," she said.

Montana said she made a conscience decision to interact with the audience because the original monologues were based off interviews with various women. Because of this she felt audience interaction went hand-in-hand with parts of the production.

"The audience is a part of this too, and hopefully they are yearning to talk about what they just saw and heard," Montana said.

Some proceeds from the show will go to organizations that help victims of domestic violence.

In addition, each actor has painted frames -- both door and window -- that will be auctioned off.

Tickets range from $12 to $15 and can be purchased at ticketweb.com or by calling the company's general manager, Jenny Boyd, at 491-4070.

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