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MONDAY | 03.27.06 | SPECIALVDAY BENEFIT PERFORMACE OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES FEAT. AMANDA PEET, RASHIDA JONES, KERRY WASHINGTON AND ANGIE MARTINEZ

MONDAY | 03.27.06 | SPECIALVDAY BENEFIT PERFORMACE OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES FEAT. AMANDA PEET, RASHIDA JONES, KERRY WASHINGTON AND ANGIE MARTINEZ

Amanda KerryRashida_1 On Monday March 27, 2006, actresses Amanda Peet (Syriana, Whole 9 Yards) and Rashida Jones (Boston Public, Wanted) join Kerry Washington (RAY, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), Alysia Reiner (Sideways), and  Angie Martinez (Hot 97) in the cast of  the benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award winning stage play, “The Vagina Monologues” at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater.  Musical performances will include Nina Sky and new Island Def Jam artist, Chrisette Michele.  DJ Jazzy Joyce from HOT 97 will serve as  music director.  Lifetime Networks has joined as a sponsor of V-Day Harlem.

The single night performance will be staged to benefit Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), a Harlem based nonprofit organization which provides specialized services to young women and girls ages 12-21 who have experienced domestic human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

"The Vagina Monologues has made tremendous strides in raising awareness about violence against women worldwide. Our hope is that this performance will not only raise money to support GEMS’ unique work but will bring attention to commercial sexual exploitation, the most hidden and ignored form of violence against young women and girls,” says Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director of GEMS who appeared on Oprah last week in a video presentation highlighting a visit to the White House to witness the president sign the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.

Tickets are available for the March 27, 2006 performance through GEMS, 212.926.8089, the Apollo Theater Box Office, 212.531.5301 or www.ticketmaster.com.

For more info contact:

Contact: Muhammida El Muhajir
Sun in Leo PR
718.574.6331
muhammida@suninleo.com

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