V-Day Studio City Present Charitable Production of 'The Vagina Monologues'
Maxie Solters, Studio City native and founder of V-Day Studio City, is bringing Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" to The Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd., in North Hollywood, on Saturday Evening, March 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Matinee, March 12 at 1 p.m.
Based on author Eve Ensler's interviews, which she conducted with women and girls from around the world, "The Vagina Monologues" is a provocative, stimulating, poignant play depicting true stories about women's attempts to overcome society's stigmas through embracing and celebrating their sexuality.
You'll be moved to tears and laughter, energized and inspired, motivated to make a difference, and ready to take action to stop the violence now! We are proud to announce that in addition to benefiting V-Day, proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood and St. Johns Transgender Health Program.
2017 is V-Day Studio City's fourth year appearing at The Federal Bar. This stylish nightclub, in a classic early-20th-century bank building, has a charming cozy ambience, perfect for delighting in fabulous fare, while enjoying superb entertainment.
The small but mighty Solters produces the eye-opening, hysterical, heart-wrenching piece, for the tenth consecutive year. Solters co-stars with Allie Altschuler, Adolfo Anderson, Michelle Appezzato, Jay Etimoski, Debra Graff, Julienne Irons, Lauren Rodriguez, Nan Savage, Emily Short, and Andrew Watie.
A highlight of the evening is the acclaimed "fake orgasm contest," which always brings the audience to their feet roaring with guffaws. Winners receive exciting erotic prizes. Gift bags will be raffled with sex toys donated by sponsors LELO, A Touch of Romance, Crave, and Babeland.
Guests can enjoy the scrumptious infamous Chocolate Vagina Pussypops. Back by popular demand, the remarkable sterling Silver Vagina Necklaces, handcrafted with love by cast member Emily Short, will be available for purchase.
Since becoming part of V-Day, Maxie Solters has discovered an inner strength and confidence.
"Being surrounded by strong leaders has given me quite the backbone. And I am definitely not shy about sex. I've become the go to person for all my friends' needs in that department," said Solters. "People literally associate me with 'The Vagina Monologues' and V-Day to a point where I've heard myself referenced as the 'vagina girl.'"
Solters' involvement in the organization has taught her not to fear speaking out even if others shy away.
"It reminds me how lucky I am to be able to talk about these issues while others across the globe are forced into silent. The movement encourages women to speak out, proving we really can make a difference," she said.
Rather than waiting around for someone else to give you a big break, Solters advises aspiring artists to be proactive. She suggests, "Create your own content. Do a play, a podcast, make a web-series, star in a short film... whatever fuels your creativity and gives you fulfillment at the end of the day."
V-Day is a global activist movement, created by Eve Ensler, to end violence against women and girls. It's a catalyst that promotes entertaining events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. The 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine, and Vagina.
If extreme politicians get their way, 2.5 million patients per year will lose access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers. However, "We will fight like hell to stop these attacks -- and won't back down." Go to https://www.plannedparenthood.org/ and find out what you can do to stand with them.
St. John's Transgender Health Program welcomes all patients regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or presentation. They provide comprehensive transgender health services in a safe and welcoming environment "where you are free to be yourself." Go to: http://www.wellchild.org/transgender-health-program/
On Saturday, March 11, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and drinks; the show begins at 8 p.m. Feel free to stay for the after party, immediately following, with smokin' hot DJ's spinnin' rockin' tunes to dance the night away.
On Sunday, March 12, doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the Brunch Special; Show begins at 1 p.m. Bottomless Mimosas and Brunch entrees are $30 for two.
Tickets are $20 cash at the door or in advance by ordering online at the links below.
For information or tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1626856630957116