Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Spanish-Language Vagina Monologues; Judy Reyes, Ana Maria Polo, Andrea Legarreta Tapped for Summer Run

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03 Jun 2014

Daphne Rubin-Vega in <i>Rent</i>
Daphne Rubin-Vega in Rent
Photo by Joan Marcus

Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega joins the Off-Broadway cast of Los Monólogos de la Vagina, the new Spanish-language version of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, for a limited, three-week engagement beginning June 3 at the Westside Theatre.

Rubin-Vega is joined by Maria Cellario (The Royal Family) and Flor de Liz Perez (The House that will not Stand) for the June 3-22 engagement.

The production has also announced upcoming summer casting, which includes ALMA Award winner Judy Reyes ("Devious Maids," "Scrubs"), appearing June 24-July 20; "Caso Cerrado" host Ana Maria Polo, July 22-27; and Mexican actress Andrea Legarreta ("Hoy"), July 29-Aug. 3.

Los Monólogos de la Vagina began Off-Broadway performances May 6 at The Westside Theatre, the production's original Off-Broadway home. The production officially opens May 18.

Morris Gilbert and Federico González Compeán, who are the producers of the long-running Mexico City production of Los Monólogos de la Vagina, present the New York return that is directed by Jaime Matarredona.

Akin to the previous Off-Broadway model, Los Monólogos de la Vagina features a cast of rotating actresses. 

The New York production is modeled after the Mexico City production. Portions of tickets sold benefit Ensler's global activism campaign V-Day, which seeks to end violence against women.

The original Obie Award-winning production of The Vagina Monologues played 1,381 performances at The Westside Theatre from 1999 to 2003. It has played in over 140 countries and in over 48 languages. A television version featuring Ensler was produced for HBO in 2002.

Ensler's plays include Necessary Targets, The Treatment, The Good Body and Emotional Creature. Her new play O.P.C. will premiere at the American Repertory Theater in November. She is the recipient of the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Award.

Tickets are on sale now and available via telecharge.com. Visit monologosvagina.com.