SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's 'Monologues' series -- where actors perform solo works as readings -- continues on Thursday nights in July through the 26th of the month/ Performances begin at 8 p.m. at MONDO.
Created to provides audiences with an opportunity for casual entertainment at an affordable price, while also introducing them to highly personal works performed by professional actors, the series includes:
"We're Gonna Die" - July 12
Laura Ekstrand will perform "We’re Gonna Die" by Young Jean Lee. Drawing from true stories of people’s experiences with tragedy, despair and loneliness, Young Jean Lee creates a life-affirming show about the one thing everyone has in common: 'we’re gonna die'.
"Pretty Fire" - July 19
Nicole Callender will perform "Pretty Fire" by Charlayne Woodard. The lyrical, lifting words of Charlayne Woodard weave stories of two young sisters in the small world of Albany, New York; of Ku Klux Klan riders burning a cross -- the ironic "pretty fire" of the title -- in the hilltop black town of Rosignol Hill, GA; of three generations of family love, struggle and triumph. An authentic, mesmerizing experience of contemporary African-American life. Filled with earthy humor, it takes readers on a universal journey through a world in which the family bond is as strong as steel.
"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" - July 26
Jason Szamreta will perform "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" by James Lecesne. One actor portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town as he unravels the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant fourteen-year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he is gone, Leonard becomes an unexpected inspiration as the town’s citizens question how they live, who they love, and what they leave behind.
Tickets for all performances are $20 when reserved in advance and $25 at the door. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged because space is limited. To reserve, you contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-969-4534.
MONDO is located at 426 Springfield Avenue in Summit.