Second edition of The Vagina Monologues in MarchKatha Ghera, a Kathmandu-based theatre group, is presenting an interpretation of The Vagina Monologues—Yonika Kathaharu—at Trisara, Lazimpat, on March 8.
Katha Ghera, a Kathmandu-based theatre group, is presenting an interpretation of The Vagina Monologues—Yonika Kathaharu—at Trisara, Lazimpat, on March 8. The show, organised to mark the International Women’s Days, aims to raise funds with which the group will hold Playback Theatre performances.
The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler and first performed in 1996 at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre, is today performed in more than 140 countries as part of a global movement. The play brings to light the real stories of women recounting experiences ranging from celebrating identities to confronting harassment and abuse.
This is the second year that the show is being organised in Nepal.
“Our experience of doing the Vagina Monologues for more than seven years now (in Bangalore as well as Kathmandu) has taught us that performing it every year is integral because maximum number of people need to get the chance to hear the silenced stories of women,” said Akanchha Karki in a press note released by Katha Ghera. “The performance we did last year comprised of these monologues which had been adapted into Nepali for the very first time. This year, we are committed to perform the pieces again and are careful to maintain a balance of both English and Nepali languages so that we can reach out to as many people as we can.”
The tickets for the play, slated to kick off at 7 in the evening, are priced at Rs 2,000, inclusive of snacks, dinner and a live band performance after the show.