New play canvasses women’s sexual issues

A controversial play looking addressing topics of sexuality including rape, circumcision, and homosexuality, has opened in Brussels. The play, entitled ‘The Veiled Monologues,’ was written by Dutch writer Adelheid Roosen and inspired by the American play, The Vagina Monologues. The Veiled Monologues draws on subjects of female sexuality and was developed from interviews with over 70 Muslim women in Holland, of various ethnic and cultural origins. The play is being performed in French for the first time in Brussels at the Teatre de Poche until February 9th, 2008.