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.


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
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.


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:

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

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

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

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



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.


Dungeons & Monkeys 2019

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

November 9
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.

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.

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!

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.


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

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:



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)

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


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


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. 


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


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 Card 640x360 pxRed Monkey Theater Group presents
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.

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

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