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Play's Controversial Title Leads To Complaints, Change (hooha monologue)
news4jax ^ | 2/8/07 | news 4 jax

Posted on 02/07/2007 5:42:14 AM PST by Dutchgirl

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- A modified marquee in Atlantic Beach has been drawing some attention. "Hoohaa" replaced a word in the title of a play after a driver complained about finding the previous wording offensive.

The marquis for Atlantic Theaters advertises a number of plays including, the Masquerade Ball, Band Jam, and now The Hoohaa Monologues.

Some said hoohaa is a strange word and that its definition depends on its context, while others said it sounds like a country band.

However, it's not a band at all. In fact, most people know hoohah by a different name -- vagina.

"We got a complaint about this play The Vagina Monologues," said Bryce Pfanenstiel, of the Atlantic Theater.

The Hoohah Monologues is a replacement title for The Vagina Monologues -- a well-known play about that part of the female body.

"We decided we would just use child slang for it. That's how we decided on Hoohah Monologues," Pfanenstiel said.

They did this after a driver who saw it complained to the theater, saying she was upset that her niece saw it.

"I'm on the phone and asked 'What did you tell her?' She's like, 'I'm offended I had to answer the question,'" Pfanenstiel said.

Some parents said they applaud the title change.

The theater said they're trying not to offend anyone, but the publicity doesn't hurt.

"We hope people understand we're trying to do the right thing. But as far as doing it for attention, we're a comedy club, we do all kinds of shenanigans," Pfanenstiel said.

The play is being brought to the theater by a group of law school students and all of the proceeds are going to various charity organizations.

The director of the play said she was going ask the theater and comedy club to return the title back to its original name.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: feminazi; hooha; monologue; nefl; vagina; vaginamonologues
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1 posted on 02/07/2007 5:42:15 AM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: Dutchgirl
Click on the url to see the sign...

Not right now, my heehee needs to go tinkle.

2 posted on 02/07/2007 5:46:13 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Dutchgirl

Shouldn't it be the "Woo-Woo Monologues"?


3 posted on 02/07/2007 5:49:15 AM PST by william clark (DH4WH)
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To: Graybeard58
However, it's not a band at all

My son's garage band has been looking for a name...

4 posted on 02/07/2007 5:49:45 AM PST by Dutchgirl ([S]tupidity knows no ideology." ---John Fund)
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To: Dutchgirl
Apparently it means something different in Jolly Olde England:

http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/britishairways/21794/images/21794-hooha.jpg

5 posted on 02/07/2007 5:53:27 AM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." — Aldous Huxley)
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To: Dutchgirl

Too funny.

Though I fail to see the attraction.

"Taco Monologues" may draw the lunch crowd.


6 posted on 02/07/2007 5:56:12 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Celebrate Monocacy!)
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To: Constitution Day; MadIvan; Mrs Ivan

Those wacky brits...


7 posted on 02/07/2007 5:59:05 AM PST by Dutchgirl ([S]tupidity knows no ideology." ---John Fund)
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To: Dutchgirl

This "play" is disgusting, and the playwright is disgusting and it all adds up to a depressing amount of vulgarity in our culture.


8 posted on 02/07/2007 6:02:34 AM PST by veronica
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To: VeniVidiVici

""Taco Monologues" may draw the lunch crowd."

I think "Bearded Taco Monologues" would convey the message a tad bit better. Your title did make me spew coffee all over my monitor.


9 posted on 02/07/2007 6:02:57 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

Or for the seafood lovers - The Bearded Clam Monologues.


10 posted on 02/07/2007 6:05:14 AM PST by CholeraJoe (The only Americans who need to know where Syria is are the navigators on the bombers.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

"Hoohaa!"

11 posted on 02/07/2007 6:07:11 AM PST by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: veronica
Apparently the theater owner is trying to clean up this little section of Atlantic Beach.

I've heard enough about the play to never want to see it, but I must admit to being tickled by the thought of the play's director feeling oppressed by the "patriarchy" that changed the name of the play. (Help! Help! I'm being oppressed. Come see the violence inherent in the system!)

12 posted on 02/07/2007 6:15:01 AM PST by Dutchgirl ([S]tupidity knows no ideology." ---John Fund)
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To: Dutchgirl
(Help! Help! I'm being oppressed. Come see the violence inherent in the system!)

Run away!!

13 posted on 02/07/2007 6:17:13 AM PST by thulldud ("Para inglés, oprima el dos.")
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To: Dutchgirl
Some said hoohaa is a strange word and that its definition depends on its context, while others said it sounds like a country band.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark might suggest it is a reference to "country matters."

14 posted on 02/07/2007 6:19:30 AM PST by thulldud ("Para inglés, oprima el dos.")
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To: Dutchgirl

The PETA crowd would have objected to the Beaver Monologues.


15 posted on 02/07/2007 6:21:14 AM PST by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: Dutchgirl
The Vagina Monologues...

Guys, if it's talking to itself, you're doing something wrong. On the other hand, if it's talking to itself and you're hearing an echo, it's time to move on.

16 posted on 02/07/2007 6:24:16 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: snarks_when_bored
Tom Arnold reports that he saw The Vagina Monologues and was disappointed. He expected to see ventriloquism.
17 posted on 02/07/2007 6:33:22 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: kalee

"However, it's not a band at all. In fact, most people know hoohah by a different name -- vagina. "

Most people....most people? Well, dangit, here I am being excluded from the most people category. :P


18 posted on 02/07/2007 6:33:52 AM PST by Cailleach
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To: Dutchgirl

19 posted on 02/07/2007 6:56:01 AM PST by presidio9 (There is something wonderful about a country that produces a brave and humble man like Wesley Autrey)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Tom Arnold reports that he saw The Vagina Monologues and was disappointed. He expected to see ventriloquism.

He's a funny guy...

20 posted on 02/07/2007 6:56:07 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: veronica

these attitudes are exactly why this play is so important. i doubt veronica, like most people who think it is so disgusting, have even seen it. how can honest dialogue about a body part shared by 51% of our population be so dangerous? and how can an abused child get help if she does not even know the proper names of her genitals? ignorance breeds shame breeds abuse. that is where the real vulgarity lives.


21 posted on 02/08/2007 4:12:22 PM PST by etherealimages
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To: etherealimages; Dutchgirl

I think we've got one...


22 posted on 02/08/2007 4:17:54 PM PST by always vigilant
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To: snarks_when_bored
Do people not understand what can of worms they are opening here by allowing a small minority of people to dictate what we are allowed to read? I'm sorry some woman's sheltered upbringing caused her to find the word 'vagina' offensive but it's a perfectly legitimate medical and legal term. This woman claims to be offended because she didn't want to explain to her niece what a vagina is but obviously she doesn't mind explaining what a 'hooha' is. I don't even know what a hooha is and I have 6 years of post graduate education. If the girl is old enough to ask what a vagina is I'm sure she's old enough to notice there's a crack between her legs and probably deserves to know what it is.

Let's stop being ridiculous and placating these ignorant people. If we're to take down everything that offends someone we won't have anything left. If I wake up one day and I'm offended by the word pizza should every pizza place in the country change their signs?

I can assure you I have no interest in ever sitting through the Vagina Monologues but I have even less interest in going to a venue that is willing to allow ignorance to dictate their actions. Use your heads and stop the censorship or it will only get worse.
23 posted on 02/08/2007 4:45:51 PM PST by Jeff MD
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To: sean327

(side splitting laughter) This is too funny.


24 posted on 02/09/2007 8:02:38 AM PST by Chica Loca (chica's comments)
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To: Jeff MD

Ah hahahaha! I have to agree with you on that. I tell you, I almost fell off my chair as I listened to the story on Robin and Company. What is wrong with these people???


25 posted on 02/09/2007 8:02:53 AM PST by Chica Loca (chica's comments)
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To: Jeff MD
by allowing a small minority of people to dictate what we are allowed to read?

Do you offer the same defence to people who scrawl grafitti? The author of this tedious feminist rant intended to offend. The driver was offended. This isn't a medical treatise-it's an evening's entertainment. If the theater owner blew her off, it would be a non-story...but this is the South. We do things a little differently here. "Whorehouses" become "chicken ranches," "Titty Bars" become "Gentlemen's Clubs" and, occassionally, on large billboards near a few beach side schools-- "vaginas" become "hoo-has".

26 posted on 02/09/2007 8:32:11 AM PST by Dutchgirl ([S]tupidity knows no ideology." ---John Fund)
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To: Jeff MD
I don't even know what a hooha is and I have 6 years of post graduate education.

You've never seen the bumper sticker, "Hoohaa is for lovers"?

27 posted on 02/09/2007 8:36:48 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: Dutchgirl
A one person monologue from a stage is not a "play", it's a lecture, and that's the form of these performances, which typically preach shallow neo-marxist politics to the converted. There are no questions. no dilemmas, no subtleties usually present in stage plays, only demagogy. Samuel Beckett was perhaps the only playwright who could pull a one man play (Krapp's Last Tape), but these current favorites are amateurs. There is another one in this vein, no doubt inspired by the Talking Pussy play, titled In Search of My Clitoris. (I kid you not!)
28 posted on 02/09/2007 8:52:28 AM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Dutchgirl
I doubt the playwrite was ever educated at any of...


29 posted on 02/09/2007 8:56:29 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: Jeff MD
Amazingly, most of us managed to grow up into healthy adults, unembarrassed by sexual matters, without radical feminist playwrights getting in our faces with their vulgarity. I see all of this as just another example of how radical leftists want to push the envelope and test how far they can go in redefining what is acceptable. How far we've come from the poetry of I Sing The Body Electric, to The Vagina Monologues.

One of the saddest developments over the last 20-25 years has been the explosive emergence of sexual images and messages in the pop culture, which is breeding a generation of young girls who want to wear Prada when they are 11, and are anorexic by 14. How do parents protect their girls from the pressure to grow up too early, when "in your face" images sexual imagery and language becomes so prominent? It may be important for Eve Ensler to scream to the world about her vagina, but it's important to me and mine that we protect our little ones from having to grow up too fast and too soon.

30 posted on 02/10/2007 7:57:02 AM PST by veronica
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To: veronica
That is a very good question.

I think it goes to the issue of "longing."

In a culture of immediate gratification, there is something about the story of the "spurned lover."Of "faithfulness" in the story of Hosea, that brings us back to a sense of ourselves.

In a few centuries before Christ, Hosea gave us the imagery of the "unworthy lover", of Gomer, who sold herself into prostitution but was bought back.

As in everything we do in this life, there is an " ideal", that we know that we can never measure up to--and yet, as unworthy as we are, the Archetype exists, innocence meeting innocence- Adam and Eve in Eden. The Innocent Christ, lending His innocence to us.

Eve hid from God in her sin, Eve Ensler is "in your face!

What an opportunity to talk to little ones about the dichotomy between who we are and who we were intended to be...between the people who hide from God, and the people who still seeek to walk with Him...

Never forget that God's goodness is greater than any evil man can devise.

31 posted on 02/11/2007 6:45:25 PM PST by Dutchgirl ([S]tupidity knows no ideology." ---John Fund)
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To: Dutchgirl

One of the talk radio guys had a gal on that runs a group trying to get the Vagina Monologues off the campuses. Students that didn't think it was the right thing to having the school sponser tried to protest but had no power, so its slowly growing against the play. (Using student funds to sponser the play, etc.) And with regards to "free speech", lots of the classes have the play as required viewing with a report, discussion, etc. in class.

It was interesting that this gal was saying how the play (I haven't seen it or heard much about it) seemed to her to be against the feminist movement in that the entire source of "self" for a woman is her private part. Of course all the men in the play are molesters, rapists, or other types of perverts.

In one debate with the author (or someone with the play) the author said something like, "well that's not true, there is Harvey." The gal replied "Granted Harvey doesn't hurt anyone or anything, he just likes to spent hours at a time looking at a woman's private part. Which still seems fairly odd and perverted."


32 posted on 02/11/2007 6:58:16 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: etherealimages

I agree.Eve Ensler wrote The Vagina Monologues as a means to empower women and to make everyone aware of the challenges females face today. If people who have vaginas are going to get offended by a medical term, then what the hell is this world coming to? Lighten up, Moms. Seriously.


33 posted on 02/12/2007 7:45:25 AM PST by derthy
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To: Dutchgirl

Have you ever read the play? It's hardly intended to offend. In fact, it's the opposite.


34 posted on 02/12/2007 7:45:29 AM PST by derthy
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To: veronica
How far we've come from the poetry of I Sing The Body Electric, to The Vagina Monologues.


obscure poetry. how many people bother to read whitman anymore? besides, people were as against whitman's poem 100 years ago as people are of the vagina monologues today.
35 posted on 02/12/2007 8:08:39 AM PST by absolootezer0 (stop repeat offenders - don't re-elect them!)
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To: derthy

Welcome to Free Republic.


36 posted on 02/12/2007 8:12:59 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: absolootezer0
how many people bother to read whitman anymore

Exactly my point. The culture has been dumbed down and grossed out.

37 posted on 02/12/2007 9:20:09 AM PST by veronica
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