Original director Michael Wilson (Enchanted April) will stage the reading of the play June 12 at Studio 54. The event will benefit V-Day, the Ensler-founded global movement to end violence against women and girls.
Necessary Targets "tells the story of two American women, a Park Avenue psychiatrist and a human rights worker, who go to Bosnia to help women confront their memories of war and emerge deeply changed themselves." The work made its world premiere at Hartford Stage in 2001 (where Wilson is artistic director) and transferred Off-Broadway in 2002.
The reading will be part of Until the Violence Stops: NYC, a two-week festival in New York examining the issue of violence against women.
In addition to The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler has also written the plays Lemonade, The Depot, Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Ladies, Scooncat and The Good Body.
Tickets for the benefit performance at Studio 54, 254 West 54th Street, are $15-$500 and can be purchased by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information on the festival, visit www.vday.org.