Patrick Wall, Style Editor

For campuses across the country, February means two things: cold weather and the return of The Vagina Monologues. This year, George Mason University welcomes the show back to Harris Theater for three shows of laughter, tears and awareness.

Monologues is a widely-acclaimed play based on real-life interviews of women conducted by the play’s writer Eve Ensler. The monologues, performed by students, range from serious to light-hearted but focus on women’s empowerment.

The monologues are part of V-Day, an anti-violence campaign started by Ensler. According to, the movement works to end violence of all kinds against women and girls. This year, the organization is spotlighting the large-scale atrocities committed against the women and girls of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Shows will be held Friday, February 5 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 6 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $5 for students, $10 for faculty and staff and $25 for the public. Group tickets are also available at a discounted price. To purchase tickets, visit the GMU Concert Hall box office, call (703)-993-2787 or visit Proceeds from the show will go to the GMU Victims of Violence Fund and Women for Women International.