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, reserve your tickets in advance.
To reserve you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 917-969-4534
and leave a message with your name and # of seats requested.
All tickets are paid at the door. Cash or check only.
Thursday Evenings at 8PM, July 11th ~ August 1st
MONDO • 426 Springfield Avenue • Summit, NJ 07901
Summer 2018 Monologues Schedule
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The Gun Show by E.M. Lewis
From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?"
Featuring: Clark Carmichael
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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 we all have in common: we’re gonna die. “Young Jean Lee is, hands down, the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation ...A combination of pop concert and autobiographical lament for the human condition, We’re Gonna Die’s forthright acknowledgment that life can be a rough business is bracing, funny, and, yes, consoling.” -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Featuring: Laura Ekstrand, Joanna Maulbeck (Guitar)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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, Georgia; 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.
Featuring: Nicole Callender
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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. “An affecting and entertaining testament to the beauty of a world in which difference is celebrated rather than denigrated.” -Los Angeles Times
Featuring: Jason Szamreta