SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's 'Monologues' series will be presented via Zoom on four consecutive Thursdays beginning July 9 at 8 p.m. Now entering its seventh year, the series introduces audiences to highly-personal works performed by professional actors.
The 2020 'Monologues' series includes:
July 9 - Harry Patrick Christian performing 'Packing' by Scott Bradley
A queer vagabond embarks on a five-decade odyssey of self-discovery and reinvention. From small-town Iowa to England, New York, and Chicago, a man must navigate assaults, addictions, relationships, the plague years of the AIDS crisis, and the fight for marriage equality, in a quest to find where he belongs.
July 16 - Scott McGowan performs 'Dear Alien' by Liz Duffy Adams
A shambolic, reclusive advice columnist known professionally as Dear Alien is under the gun. They have a deadline of yesterday for a collection of their columns; if they don’t turn it in they don’t get the advance, and they will be evicted from their apartment for non-payment of rent. In an attempt to create a passable manuscript, Dear Alien chooses seven unread letters at random and answers them, in a countdown to transcendent meaning or absolute despair.
July 23 - Harriett Trangucci performs 'Natural Shocks: A One-Woman Play in a Tornado' by Lauren Gunderson
Based on Hamlet's "To be or not to be," this play bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning.
July 30 - Laura Ekstrand performs 'Me Vs. My Subconscious' by Rebecca Goldberg
A woman wakes up from a very strange dream and, realizing that her subconscious is telling her that she needs to make a big change, vows to quit her dead-end job that very same day. Soon, listening to her subconscious leads her on a series of misadventures, across the ocean, and into a whole new messy set of problems that may be more than she bargained for. Does her subconscious really have her best interests at heart?
Tickets for all 'Monologues' series performances are $15 and can be purchased by visiting dreamcatcherrep.org/2020-monologues-zoom. Participants must download the Zoom app prior to attending.