Current Season

In our 19th season, Red Monkey Theater Group, in residence at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, explores the theme of rebels, revolution, and rebellion.

THE SEASON OF REBELS

RHINOCEROS

by Eugene Ionesco

By turns hilarious, strange, disturbing, and arresting, Ionesco’s savage commentary on the human condition is a classic 20th century drama. The citizens of a provincial town are gradually transforming into rhinoceroses. One by one, they are forced to confront the nature of their humanity, morality, and individuality.

Directed by Carolyn J. Fuchs
October 2017
Cahill Theater, College of Mount Saint Vincent

DUNGEONS AND MONKEYS: A Charity Gaming Event

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Cahill Theater, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Benefiting Children’s Miracle Hospitals Network, through Extra Life.

On Saturday, November 4th, join us for an all-day Dungeons & Dragons charity gaming marathon in Cahill Theater and battle the forces of evil alongside your favorite Red Monkey Theater Group actors and crew, with all ticket proceeds to benefit childrens’ hospitals.

To learn more about the Extra Life charity gaming organization or to join the Red Monkey Extra Life team and raise money to help childrens’ hospitals, click here.
To learn more about Dungeons & Dragons, click here. But don’t worry – we will teach you to play!

For players ages 13 & up only.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

11am-12pm: WELCOME TO THE DUNGEON. 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: SESSION ONE: BIG DAMN HEROES

Set forth and fight evil as part of a 1st-level adventure with a Red Monkey Theater Group Dungeon Master.

Click here to reserve a spot ($5 fee – proceeds to benefit Children’s Miracle Hospitals Network).

Use your character created during the Welcome session, bring a level 1 character from home, or use a pre-generated character provided. 

Your adventure will be one of these…

King of the Cats – A whimsical adventure inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman, and TS Eliot. Meet a host of strange new characters such as the Worg Lord and the Wayside Oracle, while exploring the famous Clockwork Carnival and the notorious Sideshow Alley. For Level 1 characters. Dungeon Master Tal Aviezer is Red Monkey’s Artistic Director. In addition to directing many RMTG shows, he appears regularly for Red Monkey as Sherlock Holmes; other recent RMTG roles include Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing) and Mr. Croup (Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere). 

Eye for an Eye – Something stirs in the depths of the wood. Amidst the twisted trunks and gnarled branches, vengeance lurks. Band together and prepare to face barbarous, bestial fiends. In a time of chaos, you must be prepared to sacrifice anything to live. For Level 1 characters. Dungeon Master Cameron Blair recently appeared for Red Monkey as Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing) and The Angel Islington (Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere).

A Cry in the Night – Why do we tell our children that monsters don’t exist? Maybe they don’t live in our closets or under our beds, but be warned, they do exist. And so do heroes…..For Level 1 characters. Dungeon Master Matt Gordon’s recent RMTG roles include Mr. Vandemar (Neil Gaiman’s NEVERWHERE) and Mark Antony (Julius Caesar). He will appear as Jean in our October 2017 production of Rhinoceros.

4:15pm: 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 OR create your very own adventurer and then enjoy a one-hour mini adventure. 

 

Click here to reserve a spot ($5 fee – proceeds to benefit Children’s Miracle Hospitals Network).

 

Beneath the Hills – For new players. We’ll help you create your very own character, and then you’ll enjoy a 1-hour introductory adventure. A famous relic hunter seeks adventurers to help her find a hidden treasure. Her maps and notes may lead the way to great wealth—or a terrible death. Dungeon Master Tal Aviezer is Red Monkey’s Artistic Director. In addition to directing many RMTG shows, he appears regularly for Red Monkey as Sherlock Holmes; other recent RMTG roles include Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing) and Mr. Croup (Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere).

 

The Sarnuk Horde- Drums beat in the distant wastes. War stirs  as the tribes gather. They honor the ancient traditions head to war! Gather your forces and ready yourselves for the endless tide. Truly, only heroes will stand after the Sarnuk Horde arrives. For level 1 & 2 characters. Dungeon Master Cameron Blair recently appeared for Red Monkey as Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing) and The Angel Islington (Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere).

 

A Cry in the Night – Why do we tell our children that monsters don’t exist? Maybe they don’t live in our closets or under our beds, but be warned, they do exist. And so do heroes…..For Level 1 & 2 characters. Dungeon Master Matt Gordon’s recent RMTG roles include Mr. Vandemar (Neil Gaiman’s NEVERWHERE) and Mark Antony (Julius Caesar). He will appear as Jean in our October 2017 production of Rhinoceros.

 

8:15pm – DUNGEONS & MONKEYS

Watch as Red Monkey Theater Group actors take on an adventure with Dungeon Master Kyle Thomas, accompanied by some special lighting and sound effects from the RMTG design team. FREE TO WATCH FOR EVERYONE.

 

RESERVE A SPOT IN SESSION ONE (12:15pm)

Your adventure will run for approximately 3 hours.

 

RESERVE A SPOT IN SESSION TWO (4:15pm)

For Beneath the Hills, this session includes character creation plus an adventure running approximately one hour. Otherwise, your adventure will run for approximately three hours.

 

RESERVE AN ALL DAY PASS FOR $15

With the ALL-DAY PASS, you can join us for the welcome session, play in BOTH sessions 1 and 2, enjoy a pizza dinner at 7pm, and watch the final adventure at 8:15pm.

 

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE

Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle

It’s Christmas at 221B Baker Street, and you’re following Sherlock Holmes (Tal Aviezer) and Dr. Watson (Michael Muldoon) on a trip through Victorian London (played by the inimitable Lyndhurst Mansion), on the trail of a 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 Blue Carbuncle.

M&M Performing Arts and Red Monkey Theater Group bring this fast-paced performance to Lyndhurst from November 15th through December 8th. Appropriate for school-age children and up.

Performances move through several rooms of Lyndhurst Mansion. Guests must be able to climb the main staircase to reach the second floor level as there is no elevator. Tickets are $40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors/Students (16 and under). Free parking.

Click here to order tickets.

Visitor Information at Lyndhurst is 914-631-4481.

Directed by Melinda O’Brien

Co-production with M&M Performing Arts Company
November 15 – December 8
Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown NY


HAMLET
by William Shakespeare

Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy in a fast-paced, 90-minute adaptation presented with intimate staging. The energetic, scaled-down production aims to remove as many barriers as possible between the Bard’s words and the audience.

One of the reasons we come to the theater is to recognize ourselves, and Hamlet is an enduring character because people from all walks of life, of all ages and nationalities, have recognized their essential humanity in him. Shakespeare’s language is electrifying because he manages somehow to articulate thoughts that we all recognize as truth, but that we ourselves have never been able to express. We hope out production will convey that sense of emotional, intellectual, and spiritual homecoming to our audience.

Directed by Tal Aviezer

Co-production with M&M Performing Arts Company

HAMLET will open at Lyndhurst Mansion in February 2018, where it will run in rotating rep with M&M’s production of I HATE HAMLET by Paul Rudnick. HAMLET will then perform at Cahill Theater in March 2018.

Click here to purchase tickets for February-March 2018 Performances at Lyndhurst


STOP KISS

by Diana Son

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.
Directed by Rachel Tamarin and Amelia Huckel-Bauer
April 2018
Cahill Theater, College of Mount Saint Vincent
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SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE MUSGRAVE RITUAL

Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle

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 this gorgeous 19th-century estate and surrounding gardens on a quest to solve a deadly mystery.

June 2018
Co-production with M&M Performing Arts Company
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx NY