By Sana Moore, E23 Reporter

It’s “Vagina Monologues” season at MU. Every February, the Women’s Center, puts on a production to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence. The production is inspired by a play written by Eve Ensler, who originally created the play based on conversations that she had with women about their abuse. This year’s show will be on Feb. 27, 2016.

This year’s production will be full of passion and energy from the MU students involved. MU “Vagina Monologues” cast member Tamara Stackhouse said she wants MU students to come to the show because there will be a variety of monologues from which attendees will learn something.

Students will also recite stories from abuse survivors. Since the monologues are from actual interviews that Ensler conducted, this makes the event more raw and genuine. Expect to have a tissue and your best friend right by your side for when things get real during the performances.

Stackhouse said she got involved with the production to give a voice to women and girls who have suffered or currently suffer from abuse.

“It is the beauty of being apart of something that’s bigger than myself,” Stackhouse said.

Students will perform “Vagina Monologues” on Sat, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Jesse Auditorium. Tickets cost $12 at the box office and $15 to purchase tickets at the door. All profits made from the production will be donated to True North Shelter, the MU Stop the Violence Fund, the STARS Survivor Fund and the L.E.A.D Institute.