FUNDS raised by a councilbacked production of 'The Vagina Monologues', Eve Ensler's groundbreaking play, have been donated to the Warrina Women and Children's Refuge.
"The local actors who performed the play at the Jetty Memorial Theatre ? Cath Beynon, Liz Routledge and Julie Fuad ? have always donated money collected at performances of the play to a women's refuge and we were more than happy to follow their lead," the manager of the Jetty Memorial Theatre, Sharna St Leon, said.
"In all, the four-night run raised $1200, which is going to be used to buy a new photocopier and fax and pay for the Warrina Refuge staff to have internet access at work for the first time," she said.
The coordinator of the refuge's resource centre, Charlotte Young, said the donation and the equipment they could now afford would make a big difference to the centre.
"It's going to provide the women in the community with the resources you would expect to find at the centre."
Hailed at every performance for its humour, intelligence and courage, 'The Vagina Monologues' delves into the mystery, pain, power, wisdom and excitement buried in women's experiences.
"The play has quite confronting subject matter and deals with issues that until recently were considered taboo; subjects such as lesbian sex, birth, rape and child abuse," Ms St Leon said. "But clearly the community was very interested in the show and the Jetty Memorial Theatre's production received an excellent reception from the large audiences."
The Warrina Refuge can be contacted on 6652 9944.