For the second year in a row, Foothills Community Theatre is performing “The Vagina Monologues” and participating in V-Day, a global activist movement to prevent violence against women and girls.

“The Vagina Monologues,” written by Eve Ensler, is based on interviews Ensler had with 200 women about their experiences, both good and bad, relating to sexuality.

This year's show will also features “The Man Prayer,” a piece written by Ensler, about how violence against women hurts everyone, including men.

There will also be testimonials from local women describing their own life experiences.

Proceeds from this year’s performances will be split between the V Day Organization and New Hope McDowell, with New HOPE receiving 90 percent of proceeds.

Local organizations and artists have also donated items and gift certificates for a silent auction that will take place during the shows. Proceeds from the auction will go to New HOPE of McDowell.

Since 1988 more than $100 million dollars has been raised from performances of The Vagina Monologues to benefit crisis centers for women, domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers throughout the world.

Tickets are $12 general admission and $6 for season ticket holders. Reservations can be made on or by calling 659-PLAY.