This summer, DRT presents a series of solo works as readings at MONDO, the cultural gathering place in downtown Summit (www.mondosummit.com). MONDO is located at 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. There's a show every Thursday night at 8PM from July 30th through August 20th.
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
Summer 2015 Monologues
Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm
2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron
In 2.5 Minute Ride, the audience takes a roller coaster ride through the writer’s family album. Rising and falling between high hilarity and deep disquiet, the play demonstrates with disarming simplicity that humor and horror can share the same human moment.
The play switches back and forth between Kron's journey to Auschwitz with her septuagenarian father, a Holocaust survivor; her Michigan family's annual pilgrimage to a Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park; and her brother's marriage to his Internet bride.
By moving seamlessly between these three diverse recountings, Kron creates a complex and at times startling meditation on how human beings make sense of tragedy, grief, and everyday life.
"An unexpectedly powerful evening... hilarious...clever...and moving."
- The Sunday Times of London
Featuring: Laura Ekstrand
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tollins
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?
The playwright ruminates with wit and creativity on the solitude of celebrity, the love-hate attraction between gay men and divas, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism.
Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.
"A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true."
Featuring: Scott McGowan
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Panther Hollow by David Lee White
David Lee White found a dead guy hanging from a tree in Panther Hollow when he was 25. He spent the next year finding solace in therapists, psychiatrists, psychotropic drugs, Tom Stoppard, skinheads, Satanists, Elizabeth Wurtzel, and a CD of Nordic death metal. Also, there was a second dead guy.
Panther Hollow is the new, autobiographical one-man show from the playwright that brought Dreamcatcher Blood: A Comedy several seasons ago. Performed by the author, it displays White’s characteristic neurosis, insight, and wild flair for comedy against a highly personal backdrop.
Featuring: David Lee White
Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm
High Dive by Leslie Ayvazian
An American woman about to turn fifty is standing on a high dive at a pool in a hotel in Greece. She, being terrified of heights, has managed to climb to the platform and now clings to the railings, trying to summon the will to leap. As she struggles, she considers her life.
Through a series of stories about harrowing natural and personal disasters that take place during past family vacations, the woman draws the audience into her decision whether to take this moment’s risk or to reconsider.
Through inviting audience members to read the lines of other characters from the script, this one-woman show expands to a cast of many. The involvement of the audience provides the opportunity for them to participate in the theme of the show: the willingness to take risks and jump in.
"HIGH DIVE is well worth the plunge. This brief and light-hearted look at Ayvazian’s misadventures…is an engaging and often hilarious show from beginning to end."
- The New York Daily News
Featuring: Janet Sales