Welcome to the 2019 Monologues@MONDO
In the summer of 2014, DRT presented a series of solo works as readings at MONDO, the cultural gathering place in downtown Summit. The series was received with such enthusiasm, that since then we return to MONDO every summer with our Monologues@MONDO series.
Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door
To take advantage of the $5 discount, purchase your tickets in advance.
Thursday Evenings at 8PM, July 11 ~ August 1st
MONDO • 426 Springfield Avenue • Summit, NJ 07901
Summer 2019 Monologues Schedule
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm
In the Body of the World by Eve Ensler
In May 2010, while helping rape victims in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eve Ensler received a life-threatening diagnosis: She had uterine cancer. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s journey through her illness uncovers connections between her body and the earth, as well as the transformative and transcendent potential of illness itself.
Featuring: Laura Ekstrand
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Mala by Melinda López
Mala is a darkly funny tale about what it means to put our loved ones first, right to the very end, and what happens when we strive to be good but don't always succeed. It is a comical and brutally honest look at family dynamics, including stubborn parents and unequipped children, and explores the unsentimental poetry of everyday life. Mala careens from comedy to deep pathos, while having the toughest conversation about the most common of events - the end of life.
Featuring: Amanda Salazar
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Neat by Charlayne Woodard
This play spins the tale of the playwright’s real-life remembrance of her brain damaged aunt, Neat, and the profound change she brought to Charlayne's life. Neat, with her enormous love, energy, simplicity and magnificent clarity, teaches the young Charlayne what it is to cherish life. A magical, compelling, personal portrait of a young woman's coming of age, NEAT is the story of an urban African-American girl bursting into adulthood, experiencing first love, and embracing both black-pride and feminism.
Featuring: Nicole Callender
Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett
Twenty-two years ago, Miriam’s son, Robert, committed a horrible crime while in the grips of withdrawal. Robert was caught, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder and has been sitting on death row ever since. In seven hours the state will execute him. As is the tradition, Robert is granted a last meal. His request: a slice of his mother’s apple pie. This is a play about monsters and the mothers of monsters. And about how we care for each other. And about how to make a really good apple pie.
Featuring: Noreen Farley