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V-Day Memphis (PPGMR) is a group of local women, led by music promoter Elizabeth Cawein, who host a performance night called The Memphis Monologues, then perform Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues each year, with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood’s health and education programs.

The Memphis Monologues takes the concept behind Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues and reimagines it for Memphis women. This year it features all new performances by former Tennessee Senator Beverly Marrero; actress, writer, director and producer Savannah Bearden; singer Deborah Swiney; Shayla Lawerence; Amanda Quillen; Rev. Stacy Smith; Jakatae Jessup and many others.

This free event is for those age 21 and older and also features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction with one-of-a-kind items and packages donated by Memphis artists and merchants. Debit and credit cards will be accepted.

What: The Memphis Monologues
Where: TheatreSouth, in the basement of First Congo, 1000 S. Cooper Street
When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free--but donations to Planned Parenthood are strongly encouraged!
Please RSVP online here:

The group will also perform Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at Circuit Playhouse on Thursday, February 14th, Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th.

What: The Vagina Monologues
Where: Circuit Playhouse, 51 So. Cooper Street
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 14-16, at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for students
Purchase tickets on line here:

Planned Parenthood is pleased and proud to have been chosen as the beneficiary of V-Day Memphis (PPGMR)’s performances. For more information about Planned Parenthood’s services and education programs, please visit our website at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/memphis/.


Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region


Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR), founded in 1938, is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPGMR’s mission is to ensure broad public access to reproductive and related health care through clinic services, education, advocacy and community partnerships in serving 42 counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas.


January 31, 2013