Marie Goulet
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‘Vagina Monologues’ performance to benefit South Suburban Family Shelter

A Homewood woman, Marie Goulet, is helping bring a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” to Governors State University as part of V-Day Chicago, a world-wide fundraising and awareness event with the mission to end violence against women. 

A Homewood woman, Marie Goulet, is helping bring a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” to Governors State University as part of V-Day Chicago, a world-wide fundraising and awareness event with the mission to end violence against women. 
 

  Marie Goulet

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Sherman Recital Hall, 1 University Parkway, University Park. Tickets are $20 cash at the door general admission or $10 with current student ID. 

The play by Eve Ensler has been breaking taboos against mentioning one unmentionable body part since the mid-1990s. The show consists of a series of monologues representing a wide range of women’s experiences, from the perspective of a 6-year-old girl to that of a septuagenarian and more.

Proceeds will benefit Homewood-based South Suburban Family Shelter, an agency that addresses the needs of victims of domestic violence. The organization has suffered financially in recent years because of declining state funding.

Goulet will direct the show. She is an ensemble member of the Old World Theatre Company in Skokie and has worked on several stage, film and television productions in the Chicago area. She has directed and acted in multiple productions of “The Vagina Monologues.” 

She is also a high school principal at a therapeutic day school.  

The show will feature actors from GSU as well as professional actors. 

This year’s V-Day campaign’s theme is One Billion Rising: Revolution, a global initiative that began three years ago as a call for women survivors of violence to rise and demand an end to violence. Last year’s almost 6,000 events raised over $5 million through performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant.”  

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