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EMBARK Peekskill Presents 'The MENding Monologues'

The Peekskill, Performing and Literary Arts will present "The MENding Monologues" at the end of February through March.
The Peekskill, Performing and Literary Arts will present "The MENding Monologues" at the end of February through March. Photo Credit: The MENding Monologues Event Page

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill, Performing and Literary Arts will present "The MENding Monologues," created by Derek Dujardin and directed by Sol Miranda.

Inspired by Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," this piece is the first of a four-show women series in celebration of women and girls and in solidarity with VDAY on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets at the door are $20 for non-members and $15 for members, seniors and students. A professional and community cast of actors and actresses will give voice to stories that are entertaining, as well as thought-provoking, to raise awareness to end the violence against women, girls and all.

As its creator, Dujardin states about this piece, it is "a love letter to women, a healing for men, and a call to end violence in all its forms." Performances will take place at EMBARK on 925 South St., first floor in Peekskill. For more information, email EMBARK at embarkpeekskill@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/364855427050105/ .

The rest of the series will present Electronica 1.1 on Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. featuring three female breakthrough electronic musicians, including KIDAUDRA, MSL (Mimi Sun Longo) and GANOU under Artistic Director Kevin Michael Winterfield. Tickets are $10.

The third offering will be the Spanish version of "Los Monologos De La Vagina," by Eve Ensler on Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $15 for members, seniors and students.

Finally, for families and teen audiences, Eve Ensler's "Emotional Creature," directed by Katie Schmidt Feder, will be on Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $15 for members, seniors and students. All performances take place at EMBARK.

The series is possible thanks to Peekskill's Copy Center&Services, La Cuponera Hispana, (former) Mayor Mary Foster, and the Steve & Laura Koller Charitable Fund. Proceeds will benefit TheMending.org , Victims Assistance Services and EMBARK.

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