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

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN

Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by Melinda O’Brien

Co-production with M&M Performing Arts Company

June 1-9

Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum, Bronx, NY

Tickets available now.

Holmes & Watson return to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Dancing Men

Mr. Hilton Cubitt is baffled when childish drawings of little dancing men mysteriously appear in and around his beautiful country estate, terrifying his young American wife. Are the strange drawings a bizarre prank, or a warning of deadly danger? Join us for an original dramatic adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic story as we explore historic Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum and its grounds for the clues to unravel one of Holmes’ most thrilling adventures.

Appropriate for school-age children & older.

The Seagull

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THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov

Chekhov’s masterpiece, wherein art and love, life and death, find an intersection on the grounds of a beautiful estate in the Russian countryside.

A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company, The Seagull will be performed in repertory with Blithe Spirit, a much-loved classic comedy, in the Grand Picture Gallery of Lyndhurst Mansion. Guests must be able to climb the main staircase to reach the second-floor level as there is no elevator.

Lyndhurst mansion, Tarrytown, NY: March 10-30. Tickets are $40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors/Students (16 and under – appropriate for kids 13 years and up). Click here for tickets.

Cahill Theater, Founders’ Hall, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY: April 4-7. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for Seniors/Students, FREE for CMSV students & staff with ID. Click here for tickets. 

CAST

Konstantin – Thomas Anawalt
Nina – Emma Freeman
Arkadina – Kelly Kirby
Trigorin – Tal Aviezer
Dorn – Mikel Von Brodbeck
Sorin – Ed Friedman
Masha – Amy Frey
Medvedenko – Nick Leshi
Polina – Lisa Spielman
Shamraev – Steve Plaushin

PRODUCTION TEAM

Producers: Tal Aviezer, Melinda O’Brien, Michael Muldoon

Director: Tal Aviezer

Production designer: Carolyn J. Fuchs

Stage Manager: Sam Schroedel

Lighting designer (Cahill theater): Will Spitzer

Production assistants (Cahill theater): Mikaela-Rose Blanchard, Alexis Peterson

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

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WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
by Quiara Alegría Hudes
directed by Rachel Tamarin

Cahill Theater
Founder’s Hall
College of Mt St Vincent
6301 Riverdale Ave.
Riverdale, NY 10471

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts keep each other alive, hour by hour, day by day. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Sat, Feb 2 8pm
Sun, Feb 3 2pm (w/ Q&A)
Thu, Feb 7 8pm
Fri, Feb 8 8pm
Sat, Feb 9 8pm
Sun, Feb 10 2pm

CAST
Elliot – Alex Lugo
Yazmin – Kat Peña
Haikumom (Odessa) – Jessica Carmona
Chutes&Ladders (Buddie) – Ibrahim Traore
Orangutan (Madeline) – Holly Jian
Fountainhead (John) – Clinton Powell
Professor Aman/Ghost/Police Officer – Kenneth Laboy Vázquez

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1001261

Three Sisters Reunion for Women in Need

Five years ago in Cahill Theater at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Red Monkey Theater Group presented The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, directed by Tal Aviezer. On Saturday, December 8th at 7:30pm, the original cast of that show returns for one night only to do a staged reading of that play.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10, and all proceeds will benefit Women in Need, an outreach organization for NYC’s homeless women and their children. We hope you can join us.

Returning original cast members:
Andrey – Joe Laureiro
Natasha – Clemmie Evans
Olga – Kimberley Lowden
Irina – Kelsea Baker
Vershinin – Denny Desmarais
Tuzenbach – Larry Reina
Chebutykin – Peter Green
Kulygin – Adam Burke
Ferapont – Henry J Sbrocco
Anfisa – Osnat Greenbaum

Jenny Murray and Andrew Lemonier, who played Masha and Solyony in the 2013 production, are not available to reprise their roles. For this performance, those roles will be played by Julie Thaxter-Gourlay and Tal Aviezer.

Tickets are available now: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10342946

Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Performing November 16 – December 9

Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown NY

TICKETS

Sherlock Holmes (Tal Aviezer) and Dr. Watson (Mikel Von Brodbeck) are called to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding a baffling death, a menacing doctor, and a desperate client in need of help. Follow them on a trip through the inimitable Lyndhurst Mansion on the trail of this classic mystery. Together with the famous detectives, we’ll explore the mansion room-by-room as we’re drawn deeper into the secrets of the case.

M&M Performing Arts and Red Monkey Theater Group bring this fast-paced performance to Lyndhurst. Appropriate for school-age children and up. Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band is adapted for the stage by Tal Aviezer and is directed by Melinda O’Brien.

Tickets are $40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors/Children (16 and under – appropriate for school-age children and up).

Click here to purchase tickets online.

To purchase tickets by phone: Call 1-888-718-4253 opt. 1 (please note that additional fees apply to phone orders.)

Dungeons & Monkeys

Put on your Gauntlets of Ogre Power and get your Cloaks of Displacement out of the closet! Tickets for Dungeons & Monkeys 2018 are available now.

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.

November 10

Cahill Theater, Founder’s Hall

College of Mount Saint Vincent

6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY

DUNGEONS & MONKEYS 2018
Last year’s inaugural Dungeons & Monkeys charity gaming/storytelling/theater event was a critical hit, and this year’s will be even better. 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 and silent auction. 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.

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.

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 and sound effects from the RMTG design team. FREE TO WATCH FOR EVERYONE.

You can purchase a spot in the 12:15pm or 4:15pm sessions for $10/game 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.

ALL DAY PASS purchasers will also receive a complimentary copy of “Attack on Coppercoil”, an original Dungeons & Dragons adventure written by RMTG Artistic Director Tal Aviezer and featuring original artwork by RMTG Production Designer Carolyn Fuchs.

Tickets here.

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

Red Monkey Theater Group Dungeon Masters: Tal Aviezer, Matt Gordon, Kyle Thomas, Rachel Tamarin

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

October 2018: MACBETH by William Shakespeare

In the mid 19th-century, on the grounds of what is now the College of Mount Saint Vincent, legendary Shakespearean actor and Bronx resident Edwin Forrest began the construction of Fonthill Castle, built to resemble Dunsinane, the home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Forrest’s most notable role). RMTG is proud to present a new production of Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition and murder in Cahill Theater, just steps from the castle it inspired.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Performances:
Thursday, October 11th 8pm
Friday, October 12th 8pm
Saturday, October 13th 2pm*
Saturday, October 13th 8pm
Sunday, October 14th 2pm

*includes post-performance q&a with director & cast

Cahill Theater
Founder’s Hall
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY

CAST
Macbeth – Tal Aviezer
Lady Macbeth – Ariel Francoeur
Macduff – Matt Gordon
Lady Macduff – Angela Rose Masi
Duncan – Sandra Ehrlich
Fleance/Boy – Robyn Spitzer
Banquo – James Cougar Canfield
Malcolm – Melissa Frey
Lennox – Brian Rojas
Seyton – Nick Leshi
Gentlewoman – Grace Leneghan
Murderer/Porter – Jonathan J. Sharp

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Amy Frey
Producer – Tal Aviezer
Production Designer – Carolyn Fewsh
Stage Manager – Mikaela Blanchard
Fight Director – Mark A Rose
Lighting Designer – Will Spitzer
Sound Designer – Rachel Tamarin

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

THE HAUNTED SEASON
In our 20th season, Red Monkey Theater Group explores plays wherein characters are haunted by ghosts both symbolic and literal, and forced to confront the buried sins, failures, and secrets that hover at the edges of their daily lives.

This program is funded, in part, from public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE MUSGRAVE RITUAL

Join us for a new site-specific Sherlock Holmes mystery at historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park. An ancient family document hidden on the grounds of a beautiful country home hides a sinister ritual that only Sherlock Holmes can unlock – but some secrets might be best left buried. Together, we’ll explore the gorgeous 19th century mansion and surrounding gardens on a quest to solve a deadly mystery.

Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle.

A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company, Inc.

Performances:

Sat, June 2 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Sun, June 3 2pm – SOLD OUT
Sun, June 3 7:30pm
Thu, June 7 7:30pm
Fri, June 8 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Sat, June 9 2pm – SOLD OUT
Sat, June 9 7:30pm- SOLD OUT
Sun, June 10 2pm – SOLD OUT

Directed by Melinda O’Brien

CAST
Sherlock Holmes – Tal Aviezer
John Watson – Mikel Von Brodbeck
Reginald Musgrave – Steve Plaushin
Brunton – Jonathan Sharp
Rachel – Rachel Tamarin

Stage managers: Emmy Schwartz, Nan Weiss

This program is funded, in part, from public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

STOP KISS by Diana Son

Mainstage & Student versions performing in April 2018!

STOP KISS
by Diana Son
mainstage production directed by Rachel Tamarin, student production directed by Amelia Huckel-Bauer

After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

The regular Red Monkey production of STOP KISS will be directed by RMTG Managing Director Rachel Tamarin. RMTG Education Director Amelia Huckel-Bauer will direct an apprentice version of the show in the same time-frame using the same resources, with a cast of College of Mount Saint Vincent students and other RMTG apprentices, mentored by their counterparts in the main cast.

We can’t wait to share this poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably.

MAINSTAGE
Sat, April 21 @8pm
Sun, Apr 22 @2pm (includes post-show q&a)
Wed, Apr 25 @8pm
Fri, Apr 27 @8pm
Sun, Apr 29 @7pm

STUDENT VERSION

Thu, Apr 26 8pm & Sun, Apr 29 2pm

Cahill Theater
Founder’s Hall
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY

MAINSTAGE CAST
Callie – Zoey Rutherford
Sara – Grace Leneghan
George – Jacob Dabby
Peter – Brian Rojas
Detective Cole – Tomo Lovric
Mrs. Winsley – Elizabeth DiMeo
Nurse – Bret Bucci

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Rachel Tamarin
Producer – Tal Aviezer
Production Designer – Carolyn J. Fuchs
Stage Managers – Alexis Peterson; Sam Schroedel
CMSV Student Intern – Emily Welch
Lighting Designer – Will Spitzer
Production Liaison – Alison Todd

STUDENT CAST
Callie – Erin Volpone
Sara – Emilie Swartvagher
George – Ainsley Brundage
Peter – Sean Rice
Detective Cole – Caitlin Macahilig
Mrs.Winsely/Nurse – Joan Scardigno

STUDENT PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Amelia Huckel-Bauer
Producer – Tal Aviezer
Production Designer – Carolyn J. Fuchs
Production Liaison – Allison Todd
Assistant Director – Alex Plumacher
Stage Manager – Marianna Gonzalez
Stage Manager Coach/Mentor- Mikaela-Rose Blanchard
Costume Designer – Joan Scardigno

The student version of this production is FREE to attend, but space is limited. Reserve tickets by emailing info@redmonkeytheater.org.

Tickets for mainstage version: PLEASE CLICK HERE