Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia

An original adaptation by Amy Frey from the classic story by Arthur Conan Doyle

November 12 – December 5

Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown NY

$45 general admission

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Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts bring another fast-paced Sherlock Holmes Adventure to Lyndhurst this fall. Join Sherlock Holmes (Tal Aviezer) and Dr. Watson (Michael Muldoon) at the inimitable Lyndhurst Mansion, where a mysterious masked visitor (Steve Plaushin) 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 (Amy Frey).

Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia is directed by Melinda O’Brien with stage management by Emmy Schwartz and Nan Weiss. Performances will take place entirely in the Blue Parlor of Lyndhurst Mansion. The play runs for about one hour without an intermission, but plan on 90 minutes including check-in at the Welcome Center.

As New York State continues to evaluate pandemic-related restrictions, Lyndhurst, M&M Performing Arts, and Red Monkey Theater Group require all visitors to provide proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days after the final shot) and continue to wear masks indoors at this time as a courtesy to fellow visitors, performers, and staff. We will continue to evaluate these policies and make changes in the future, as appropriate. No one under age 12 will be admitted.

All visitors must have a pre-purchased ticket to attend the show.

Please present printed tickets or have them available on your smartphone to show to Welcome Center staff when checking in for the show.

Performances begin promptly at the designated time, please arrive early to check-in.

All ticket purchases are non-refundable.

For everyone’s safety, Lyndhurst reserves the right to deny or revoke the admission of any visitor who refuses to comply with these guidelines. As in any public setting, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19. By visiting Lyndhurst, you voluntarily assume such risks.

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Voices and Echoes: Past and Present at Bartow-Pell

Playwrights Jessica Carmona, Amy Frey, and Sharon Mosley. (Mosley photo courtesy of Stephen Aluisa).

Red Monkey Theater Group and Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum present a series of original short plays by authors Jessica Carmona, Amy Frey, and Sharon Mosley. These new works will explore topics and themes that are as urgent today as they were during the 19th century, when the current Bartow-Pell Mansion was built and inhabited.

Debuting in November 2021, February 2022, and April 2022, the plays will examine immigration, women’s suffrage and rights, and the Civil War and civil rights. Each will be presented as part of a one-hour program that will also include a guided tour of historic Bartow-Pell Mansion and a post-performance discussion.

NOVEMBER 2021 – FEBRUARY 2022 – APRIL 2022

BARTOW-PELL MANSION-MUSEUM, 895 SHORE ROAD, PELHAM BAY PARK, BRONX NY 10464

November 2021 – “Then & Now” by Jessica Carmona

The spirit of an immigrant American of the past visits a family currently living in a historic mansion. What unfolds is a message of unity and solidarity, drawing attention to the common themes of humanity that unite us all. 

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February – “Masher” by Amy Frey

Mrs. John G. Bettancourt is everything a model, upper-class Victorian woman should be: wife, mother, and hostess. But when she finds herself in a confrontation with a “masher” (a man who assaults women on the street), she suddenly needs to come to grips with the realities of the world around her and is forced to ask for help from an unexpected quarter.

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About the Playwrights

Jessica Carmona is an award-winning actress, playwright and producer of Puerto Rican descent. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she received her B.F.A in Acting. Her indie film, “Millie and the Lords” won her the Best Film and Best Actress Award at The People’s Film Festival and the Viva Latino Film Festival as well as an Award for Film Excellence from the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival.  It was also featured at the Georgia Latino Film Festival, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, Rochester Latino Film Festival and was most recently on HBO Latino and COMCAST. Most recently, she starred as Rosie in the new play Pecking Order by Robin Rice, and as Zoe in Black Mexican. She starred as Odessa/Haikumom in Water by the Spoonful and Antonio in Twelfth Night for Red Monkey Theatre Group,  Samana in Platanos and Collard Greens,  Maddie in  Nickeled and Dimed at Blackfriars Theater and she has also worked with Pregones/PRTT on a production of The Tempest. Her original play “Elvira-The Immigration Play” was nominated for Best Play at the 2019 Strawberry One Act Theatre Festival and featured at the 2015 NYC Fringe Festival. She is currently commissioned and developing a new play called “The Boogie Down Gospel” which tells the story of the Gospel of Matthew from a LatinX Lense. Voice over credits include: Timestorm by Cocotazo Media. “Flor” by Nelson Diaz- Marcano and Bodega de la Sol by Janelle Lawrence. She is represented by Bonafide and Emerging Artists.

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 (winner of the Bare Knuckle Theater Festival) as well as co-writing meg jo beth amy & louisa, (nominated for “Theater Unleashed” award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.) Her adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia and Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles will both premiere as a co-production with Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Theatrical Productions this year. 

Sharon Latimer-Mosley is a playwright and short nonfiction storyteller. Her stories have most recently appeared in two Story Center nonfiction showcases, “COVID Stories: Stories from the Global COVID-19 Pandemic” and “Earth Stories: Stories of Environment and Justice”.  Sharon is also the Project Coordinator for The Story Center’s documentary series “Reckoning with Racism in Nursing”. “Playwrights Lorraine Hansberry and August Wilson inspire me,” she writes. “They were brave in their storytelling. Their characters and situations are timeless. It is my hope to be equally as brave in my storytelling. And in the telling, provide some degree of healing.” Sharon is a graduate of Westchester Community College and Iona College. A member of the Sound Shore Writers Group, Sharon is also the host and producer for her own independent community talk show, “Curious” on LMC Media and Youtube. 

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 pebble court behind the mansion. Attendance will be limited to 35 audience members, and six feet of social distancing will be required for all attendees who are not members of the same household. Masks will also be required for all non-vaccinated attendees. 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