The Women’s Ensemble Theater Troupe will place taboo subjects center-stage with two provocative events this weekend.

In their annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues” tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Campbell Hall, the student thespians will open up about topics including sex, individuality, love, gender and sexual violence. The group also will be holding its annual V-Day Festival, featuring vajewelry making, pin the clit on the vagina and better-than-sex cake, today in Storke Plaza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WETT president and publicity director Marjan Riazi, a fourth-year environmental studies major, said the play holds as much social relevance in support of women’s empowerment as it did at its premiere in 1996.

“Rape and sexual violence are just as prevalent as they were 16 years ago, so it still applies,” Riazi said.

All proceeds from the performances will go to the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center and Santa Barbara Planned Parenthood. Tickets can be purchased at the door at $10 for students and $12 for general admission.


—Staff Report