Shhh: The Vagina Monologues Is In Windsor, But Theatre Doesn't Say So

December 05, 2012, 6:05 AM

Vagina1The show can go on . . . but without a public display of its name in Windsor.

The name is "The Vagina Monologues," an acclaimed  1996 play by Eve Ensler -- though passersby and even theatergoers don't see the V-word outside the Capitol Theatre, Sarah Sacheli reports in The Windsor Star.

In what the play’s director is calling an act of censorship, a poster advertising the production [right] was removed from the city-owned theatre’s entrance.

“I don’t understand it,” said Miriam Goldstein of Edge Productions. “It’s not pornographic . . . You see more in a body wash commercial.”

The poster was moved two doors away to a vacant storefront, also owned by the city, Sacheli writes. She quotes Helga Reidel, the city’s chief administrative officer:.

“The staff did what was appropriate. Our staff was trying to be vigilant. . . . We have multiple events at our facilities, so we have conflicts with audiences.” 

Read more:  The Windsor Star

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