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February 1, 2017 Production sheds light on violence against women

During a week filled with roses, chocolates and valentines, we at Central Penn College would like to bring awareness to the many women across the world who are abused in a multitude of ways, while also raising funds for Randi’s House of Angels.

On Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m., at the Capital BlueCross Theatre, members of the Central Penn family, including students, faculty, staff and community members, will perform an impactful production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer edited by Eve Ensler, the playwright behind The Vagina Monologues, and Mollie Doyle.

This 80 minute production uses stories of women and men who have been directly affected by violence against women. Pieces include a warning from a mother to her newborn son, three girls describing their house of lies, Kathy Najimy’s empowering high school tale, a New York Times reporter’s account of child sex workers in Cambodia and many more. The production is at times funny, inspiring, angry and heartfelt. Because of the intense material presented during this production, the college will have counselors on hand if anyone needs help processing what they are hearing and feeling.

The mission of Randi's House of Angels is to provide a healing place for children who are exposed to and/or are victims of domestic violence. Randi's House of Angels was established in October 2011 by Nancy J. Chavez as a tribute to her daughter, Randi Trimble, who was brutally murdered by a hit man hired by her husband. Since her daughter's death, Nancy has been advocating for victims of domestic violence, and helping them to cope through love and compassion. 

Tickets for the production are $3 for students and $5 for the public. All proceeds will benefit Randi’s House of Angels. In the event of winter weather, a snow date of Feb. 21 has been setup.