Jan 20, 2008

Chocolate Vagina Capital City of America

Excting news here by way of sturtle and the Times Picayune (I had to verify, because it seemed too..umm...good (?) to be true).
Can you imagine?

On April 12, "The Vagina Monologues," which has become a worldwide phenomenon, launching the V-Day project to end violence against women, will play the 17,000-seat New Orleans Arena with a cast scheduled to include Jane Fonda, Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, Ellen DeGeneres, Charmaine Neville, Salma Hayek, Rosario Dawson, Ashley Judd, Julia Stiles, Marisa Tomei and Oprah Winfrey, for whom Ensler is writing a new monologue.

April 11 and 12 will find the Louisiana Superdome interior turned into a pink and red vagina -- "with a big vagina entrance," Ensler said -- as a setting for performance events, parties, parades, workshops, wellness and education programs, speakers, even spa treatments, which will be free to residents of New Orleans and the Gulf South. (Men are excluded only from the spa.)

For those two days, New Orleans will be "the Vagina Capital of America," Ensler said. "We're coming here to say that we should celebrate New Orleans, cherish it, protect it, just as we do our vaginas, and make sure it goes on and on."

5 comments:

Silly Monkey said...

"We're coming here to say that we should celebrate New Orleans, cherish it, protect it, just as we do our vaginas, and make sure it goes on and on."

New Orleans? Or the vaginas?

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that Superdome has been through some stuff lately! First it was screwed by that prick, Bush, and now it's a great big Vagina. Oh, wait, sorta similar....

Oprah's piece will be called "The Va Jay jay monologue."

thombeau said...

Jason, you should totally go! We'll want to hear all about it!

Michael Guy said...

"...We're coming here to say that we should celebrate New Orleans, cherish it, protect it, just as we do our vaginas..." Ditto what SILLY MONKEY said.

I've never been to New Orleans. And come to think of it, I've never seen a vagina. Maybe it's time to kill two birds with one stone type of thang...

Angel with a crooked halo said...

why do i keep hearing that joke- why did the feminist cross the road?...hehehe

what better way to kick off french quarter fest the 13th? just as long as they douche the hell out of the area before i have my first daquiri!