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Special Performances of SWIMMING UPSTREAM feat. Kerry Washington & New Orleans Cast in New Orleans and the Apollo in NYC

7/16/2010

ON THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF KATRINA, TWO SPECIAL PERFORMANCES OF SWIMMING UPSTREAM IN NYC AND NEW ORLEANS!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW for Swimming Upstream at the Apollo Theater in New York, featuring Shirley Knight, Kerry Washington and a New Orleans Cast. TICKETS AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK for a New Orleans performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

Join V-Day, Ashé Cultural Arts Center and The Women Donors Network as we commemorate the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and pay tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf South.

Written by 16 New Orleans' women, Swimming Upstream is a powerful theatrical production that tells the raw and soulful stories of women who lived through the flood with grace, rage and great resiliency, punctuated by a flair for story telling, humor and music that comes from being New Orleanian.

Directed by Eve Ensler, this two-night only production features performances by Troi Bechet, Asali Njeri DeVan, Anne-Liese Juge Fox, Karen-kaia Livers and singers Michaela A. Harrison, Leslie Blackshear Smith and featuring Shirley Knight & Kerry Washington.* With generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Culture Project.

Swimming Upstream premiered in April 2008 at V-Day's "V To The Tenth" celebration and enjoyed a subsequent sold-out run in Atlanta in November 2008.

**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL**
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BEFORE AUGUST 1st and receive a 25% discount per ticket (not applicable to $500 seats)! Enter code SUSNY1 for discounts on the New York performance.

Tickets starting at $25 available NOW for New York City. Stay tuned for ticket details for the New Orleans performance!

SAVE THE DATE: I Am An Emotional Creature At New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater

This year, Powerhouse Theater, a collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film, will feature a one-night only reading of Eve Ensler's I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around The World.

WHEN: Thursday, July 29, at 8:00pm

WHERE: Powerhouse Theater, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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TICKETS: Free to the public with reservations strongly recommended.
Call the box office at (845) 437-5599. Reservations open to the general public on July 27. Advanced sales available for Powerhouse Subscribers July 23 - 25.

For more information please visit www.powerhouse.vassar.edu

V-GIRLS SUMMER BOOK CLUB - Sign Up Now!

Registration to start a V-Girls Book Club in your community is OPEN! Download our free V-Girls Book Club Guide and share I Am an Emotional Creature with your friends. We give you everything you need to organize your group, read together, and dish about the monologues and issues that matter to you.

And guess what? You don't have to be a teen OR a girl to organize a book club. If you are an emotional creature at heart, the V-Girls Book Club is for you!

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