Tonya Pinkins in her self portrait. Photo: Tonya Pinkins / IMDB.

BANGKOK — Eve Ensler’s renowned “The Vagina Monologues” comes to audiences Friday in Bangkok with a Tony Award winning actress.

American actress Tonya Pinkins will be among the all-women cast delivering insights into women and their hidden power in a production that has shown throughout the world for two decades.

First staged by the Culture Collective Studio in December, “The Vagina Monologues” returns this week for a one-night engagement. Theatre fans will be treated on the special night to Pinkins’ first performance in the Land of Smiles. She has performed the play before in New York.

Pinkins started her career as an actress in 1980 and has performed on Broadway and television. The Chicago-born talent received a Tony Award for her role in the 1992 musical “Jelly’s Last Jam.”

Tickets are 1,200 baht and are available online.

The performance starts 7pm on Friday at Culture Collective Studio. It is located on Soi Charoen Krung 70, near the Chatrium Hotel. It can be reached by taxi from BTS Saphan Taksin.

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If you miss the chance to watch the play this Friday, head out to a pub on Sukhumvit 24 in February. The same play will be produced for V-Day charity by Bangkok Community Theatre and will take place 7:30pm on three days: Feb. 14, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 at The Admiral’s Pub. Ticket is 500 baht.

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