‘Monólogos da vagina’ are composed of various small texts/monologues, each dealing with the female experience, addressing issues such as sex, prostitution, body image, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the numerous common names for vagina or simply as a physical part of the female body. The vagina is a recurrent subject throughout the play, approached as a feminine empowerment tool and the ultimate personification of individuality.
Every year, a new monologue is added to highlight a current issue affecting women around the world. In 2003, for example, Ensler – the author – wrote a new monologue called ‘Under the Burqa’, about the suffering of women in Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban. In 2004, Ensler wrote a monologue called ‘They Beat the Girl Out of My Boy’, after interviewing a group of women whose gender identity differed from their birth gender.
Fun, raw and real stories that unravel a little bit more of the disconcerting female universe.
CP Services: Oporto urban trains
We suggest the Oporto São Bento Station, which is a 500-metre walk from Coliseu do Porto.
Special €2 return ticket, valid on June 29, for journeys from any station to Oporto.
To travel on the Oporto Urban Trains you just need a Siga card, without journeys, or a CP Pass card. If you do not have a card, you can buy one for an additional cost of €0.50. Before boarding the train, you must always validate your ticket.
The proof that you are entitled to the discount is shown at the time you buy the train ticket and on board, during the inspection, upon presenting the play ticket.
The special €2 return ticket is available from the CP ticket offices from June 25, or on board on the day itself if none of the aforementioned sales points are available at the departure site. The payment on board can only be made in cash.