Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia

A new adaptation by Amy Frey from the classic story by Arthur Conan Doyle
June 4 – June 13
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson at the inimitable Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum, where a mysterious masked visitor calls on them to assist in a matter of royal proportions. Together with the famous detectives, enter a world of blackmail, disguise, and intrigue, where the fate of two countries rests in the hands of a single woman. Holmes and Watson need every ounce of ingenuity they can muster to outwit the notorious Irene Adler.

A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group, M&M Performing Arts, and Theatre Five Productions

Performance dates & times:
Friday, June 4 6:30pm
Saturday, June 5 4pm
Saturday, June 5 6pm
Sunday, June 6 2pm
Sunday, June 6 4pm
Wednesday, June 9 6:30pm
Thursday, June 10 6:30pm
Friday, June 11 6:30pm
Saturday, June 12 4pm
Saturday, June 12 6pm
Sunday, June 13 2pm
Sunday, June 13 4pm

Directed by Melinda O’Brien
Featuring Tal Aviezer, Mikel Von Brodbeck, Amy Frey, and Quint Spitzer
Stage Managers: Emmy Schwartz & Nan Weiss

$35 Adults; $30 Students/Seniors

Important safety information:
All performances will be held entirely outdoors, on the large veranda behind the mansion. Attendance will be limited to 25 audience members, and social distancing will be required for all attendees who are not members of the same household. Masks will also be required. Our cast and crew will also be observing social distancing and sanitizing protocols throughout all rehearsals and performances. Like all of you, we continue to monitor the situation closely. Please understand that we will cancel performances in the interests of public safety should conditions warrant. Should that happen, full refunds will be available to all who request them. Thank you very much – Holmes, Watson, and company can’t wait to see you!

Tickets: https://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org/events/sherlock-holmes-a-scandal-in-bohemia/

FREE Playwriting Workshop

IMPORTANT UPDATE: this workshop will now be held via Zoom. It’s still free & open to all, and the time is unchanged. Please email info@redmonkeytheater.org for the link.

Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2 PM EST – 3:30 PM EST

Join playwrights Amy Frey and Sean Michael Welch for a FREE workshop on the art of playwriting.

Together we’ll discuss the anatomy of a scene. We’ll read and discuss scenes written by our two authors. We’ll then discuss editorial choices made in crafting the scene, how it evolved, tactics & goals, and more.

Attendees are also invited to share their own scenes, and our playwrights will offer comments, critiques, and advice. We’ll also include time for a general q&a.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS

Sean Michael Welch is a playwright and novelist. His most recent works include Bee, Tranquility, and farmbook or The Universal Man of Freedom and the Fossett Family Dream in American Adiaphora.

Amy Frey is an occupational therapist and an alumna of Columbia University, Muhlenberg College, The Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT) and the Accademia Dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She is an actor and playwright. Her plays include Monster and On The Eve, as well as co-writing meg jo beth amy & louisa.

IMPORTANT INFO
This workshop will be held via Zoom.The workshop is free, but attendees must email info@redmonkeytheater.org to reserve a spot in advance.

Dungeons & Monkeys 2020

Put on your Gauntlets of Ogre Power and get your Cloaks of Displacement out of the closet!

Our annual charity gaming/storytelling/theater event returns this fall – four times as big, all virtual, and featuring a roster of all-star Dungeon Master’s Guild creators and plenty of Halloween-themed adventures!

Play Dungeons & Dragons from October 22-25 with your favorite Red Monkey Theater Group and Cast Party performers. This year’s event will also include a a free workshop from Cast Party’s Matt Gordon to help you run awesome online D&D games on Roll20. New to D&D? Always wanted to play but never had the chance? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you!

You can join us for one session, or play all weekend.

Click here for more info and to register to play.

Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by Tal Aviezer

Co-production with M&M Performing Arts Company

Rescheduled performances:

Friday, 8/14 6pm

Saturday, 8/15 4:30pm

Saturday, 8/15 6pm

Sunday, 8/16 2pm

Sunday, 8/16 4:30pm

Thu, 8/20 6pm

Saturday, 8/22 4:30pm

Sat, 8/22 6pm

Sun, 8/23 4:30pm 

Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum, Bronx, NY

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We hope you and all of your loved ones are safe and healthy. We are happy to say that our August 2020 performances of SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES at Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum WILL take place this year!

Thank you for your patience with us as we all try to adapt to a challenging situation. For the safety of our audience, cast, and crew, we are making some changes to these shows:

1. All performances will be held entirely outdoors, on the large veranda behind the mansion.

2. Attendance will be limited to 20 audience members, and social distancing will be required for all attendees who are not members of the same household.

3. Masks will also be required.

4. To accommodate the shift to outdoor performances, all 7pm performances will now begin at 6pm. If you are a current ticket holder, and unable to accommodate this change, your ticket will be honored at the August performance of your choice. If you are unable to reschedule, you will receive a refund. Please contact Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum for assistance.

Our cast and crew will also be observing social distancing and sanitizing protocols throughout all rehearsals and performances.

Locally, the Covid-19 situation continues to improve and that is why, after consulting with medical professionals, we feel comfortable proceeding with the performances at this time, using these safety measures. However, like all of you, we continue to monitor the situation closely – should the situation deteriorate, please understand that we will cancel performances in the interests of public safety. Should that happen, full refunds will be available to all who request them.

Thank you very much – Holmes, Watson, and company can’t wait to see you!

Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on a trip to the sinister Copper Beeches (played by the inimitable Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum), where a desperate young governess finds herself at the center of a baffling mystery. Together with the famous detectives, we’re drawn deep into the secrets of the Rucastle family – their threatening hound, menacingly enthusiastic patriarch, strange requests and rules, the locked and forbidden room on the top floor, and the mysterious stranger who keeps appearing at the windows.

Tickets: https://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org/events/sherlock-holmes-the-adventure-of-the-copper-beeches/

And while we wait for live performances to resume, Red Monkey Theater Group Artistic Director Tal Aviezer (Sherlock Holmes) is reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, in costume, for free, from his living room, on Youtube.

Good People

Red Monkey Theater Group presents
GoJo Clan’s production of
GOOD PEOPLE
by David Lindsay-Abaire

directed by Ed Friedman
February 22 – March 8
Cahill Theater, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Red Monkey Theater Group partners with GoJo Clan to present a tough and tender play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties, and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

Featuring Kobe Gorn, Robin Gorn, Susan Kay, Maggie Kramer, La Rivers, Duane Rutter.

Tickets: https://gojoclangoodpeople.bpt.me/

Dungeons & Dragons at Bartow-Pell

Cast Party and Red Monkey Theater Group present Dungeons & Dragons at Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum on Saturday, February 22 from 5pm-10pm (snow date Saturday, February 29).

Up to seven guests will join Dungeon Master Tal Aviezer for an original site-specific adventure in a historic mansion; the experience will include gourmet tavern fare, drinks, live music, live actor NPCs, custom-crafted props, take-home gifts, and much more.

The original Dungeons & Dragons adventure will be filled with mystery, discovery, choices that matter, engaging role-playing, and exciting combat. The adventure is inspired in part by the poem The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allen Poe, and by the novels Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Shining by Stephen King, and by the Evil Dead movies.

Through a mixture of live role-playing and dice-driven tabletop gameplay guided by the Dungeon Master, guests will explore the mansion to unravel a mystery, defeat monsters and other foes, and discover magical treasure.

Dungeons & Dragons at Bartow-Pell tickets are $295. Your five-hour experience will include:

-Gourmet tavern fare, beer, and wine by Bella Cucina Maria
-Live music performed by Janette Beham & Michele Fiorindo
-Interactive Dungeons & Dragons adventure with DM Tal Aviezer which will move through Bartow-Pell Mansion
-Live actors portraying important Non-Player Characters
-Custom-made handouts, props, and playing aids
-Take-home gifts to commemorate your adventure

For players age 21 & up.

Tickets & more info: https://cast-party.com/live-events/

Red Monkey Theater is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization and a portion of your ticket price may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.

Hedda Gabler

HEDDA GABLER
by Henrik Ibsen
directed by Rachel Tamarin
January 26 – February 2

Cahill Theater, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Join us for Ibsen’s masterpiece of realism – a story that permanently changed the face of world drama. After returning from her honeymoon, Hedda discovers that her marriage will not be the life of wealth and excitement she anticipated. Her own desires seemingly thwarted, she sets out to change the course of another person’s destiny.

Sun, Jan 26 2pm – Includes q&a w/ director & cast
Thu, Jan 30 8pm
Fri, Jan 31 8pm
Sat, Feb 1 8pm
Sun, Feb 2 2pm

CAST
Hedda Gabler-Anna Clare Kerr
George Tesman- Sean Coffey
Miss Tesman- Sandra Ehrlich
Thea Elvsted- Alexandra Fortin
Judge Brack- Matt Gordon
Eilert Lovborg- Timothy McHale

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director/Sound Designer- Rachel Tamarin
Artistic Director/Producer- Tal Aviezer
Production Designer- Carolyn Fuchs
Stage Manager- Alexis Peterson
Assistant Stage Managers- Mikaela Blanchard, Samuel Schroedel
Lighting Designer- John Silberger
Lighting Consultant/Master Electrician- William Spitzer

Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1014466

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DYING DETECTIVE

Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by Melinda O’Brien
Co-production with M&M Performing Arts Company

November 15 – December 8
Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown NY

Called upon to save a young man from the clutches of addiction, Sherlock Holmes is drawn into a thrilling new case that will take him from a high society dinner party to London’s opium dens – and in this case, the victim may turn out to be Holmes himself. Follow Holmes and Watson on a trip through the inimitable Lyndhurst Mansion on the trail of this classic mystery. Together with the famous detectives, we’ll explore Lyndhurst Mansion room-by-room as we’re drawn deeper into the secrets of the case.

Tix: https://www.showclix.com/event/sherlock-holmes-dying-detective

Dungeons & Monkeys 2019

Put on your Gauntlets of Ogre Power and get your Cloaks of Displacement out of the closet!

November 9
DUNGEONS & MONKEYS 2018
Cahill Theater, Founder’s Hall
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Riverdale, NY

Our annual charity gaming/storytelling/theater event returns this fall, bigger and better than ever. Play Dungeons & Dragons all day long with your favorite Red Monkey performers, then watch an all-star game in the evening, complete with special effects and surprises provided by our design team. This year’s event will also include a raffle. New to D&D? Always wanted to play but never had the chance? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you!

You can join us for one session, or play all day.

50% of the proceeds from this year’s Dungeons & Monkeys will benefit MIDNIGHT RUN. Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless.

SCHEDULE
11am-12pm: HEROES WANTED
New to Dungeons and Dragons? From 11am-12pm, we will help you create your very own adventurer and explain some of the basics. FREE FOR EVERYONE.

12:15PM – 3:15PM SESSION ONE: GAME ON
Set forth and fight evil as part of a 1st-level adventure with a Red Monkey Theater Group Dungeon Master. For this session only, there will be one table reserved for players ages 12 & under!

4:15pm-7:15PM SESSION TWO: YOU SHALL NOT PASS
Set forth and fight evil as part of a 1st or 2nd level adventure with a Red Monkey Theater Group Dungeon Master. Ages 13 & up.

Alternately, you can also join Matt Gordon for a miniature painting workshop in the 4:15 time slot!

8:15pm-10:30PM – DUNGEONS & MONKEYS
Watch as Red Monkey Theater Group actors take on an adventure with Dungeon Master Matt Gordon (Macbeth, Rhinoceros, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Julius Caesar, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, King Lear) accompanied by some special lighting, sound effects and other surprises from the RMTG design team. FREE TO WATCH FOR EVERYONE.

You can order online and reserve a spot in the 12:15pm or 4:15pm sessions for $10 OR purchase an ALL DAY PASS for $20 and play in BOTH sessions, enjoy a pizza dinner at 7pm, and watch the final adventure at 8:15pm.

In addition, all advance purchasers will also receive a complimentary copy of “Secrets of the Blind Palace“, an original best-selling Dungeons & Dragons adventure written by RMTG Artistic Director Tal Aviezer and featuring original artwork by RMTG Production Designer Carolyn Fuchs.

Tickets at the door will be $15, or $30 for the all-day pass.

Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1014467

FREE for College of Mount Saint Vincent Students & Staff with ID, while space permits.

ABOUT OUR CHARITY PARTNER
Midnight Run coordinates over 1,000 relief missions per year, in which volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission. More info: midnightrun.org

TWELFTH NIGHT

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by William Shakespeare

directed by Tal Aviezer

Red Monkey Theater Group presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Tal Aviezer in a site-specific production wherein audiences will follow the play and its unforgettable characters through Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum’s beautiful rooms and grounds. Shakespeare’s last comedy is a hilarious, bittersweet masterpiece filled with grand celebrations and intimate secrets. The production will be set in the 19th century to compliment the mansion, and will feature an all-female cast and original music composed by Lauren Anker, performed live, and period costumes by Carolyn J. Fuchs.

September 27-29
Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum, Bronx, NY (tickets on sale here)

October 5-13 Cahill Theater, College of Mount Saint Vincent (tickets on sale here)

CAST
Viola – Amy Frey
Feste – Emma Freeman
Orsino – Kimberley Lowden
Valentine – Holly Jian
Sir Toby Belch – Julie Thaxter-Gourlay
Maria – Sandra Ehrlich
Sir Andrew Aguecheek – Rachel Schulte
Malvolio – Abbie Getty
Olivia – Ariel Francoeur
Sebastian – Zoey Rutherford
Antonio – Jessica Carmona