Red Monkey Theater Group Begins Residency at College of Mount Saint Vincent
Red Monkey Theater Group Announces Productions of ‘Uncle Vanya’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and ‘Reasons to Be Pretty’ for 2012-2013 Season
7/24/2012 - Riverdale, N.Y. -- In Fall 2012, Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG) will begin a new residency on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Avenue. Riverdale, NY 10471. RMTG looks forward to providing access to live theater to students, faculty, and local audiences in a new performance space, Cahill Theater. This intimate venue is ideally suited to the personal, thoughtful performance style and intimate staging that have long been RMTG hallmarks.
RMTG’s inaugural season at the College of Mount Saint Vincent begins with a production of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in a new adaptation by Carolyn J. Fuchs, performing November 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 17, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. The season will continue with January 2013 performances of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tal Aviezer, and May 2013 performances of reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, directed by Holland Renton, as well as selected evenings of original dance featuring the work of choreographers Danielle Aviezer, Jessica Burns, and Dina-Verley Saab-Mills.
For more information on the 2012-2013 season, visit www.redmonkeytheater.org.
Theater is in the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s DNA. Legendary 19th century Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest once owned much of the land on which the campus now sits, including Fonthill Castle, a beloved histroic landmark that once served as Forrest’s residence. The actor designed it to resemble the Scottish domicile inhabited by one of his favorite on-stage characters, Macbeth. RMTG is delighted to add to the campus’s rich theatrical legacy.
RMTG is excited by the opportunity to help create a unique performance venue at the College, and to program that space with exciting presentations of theater and dance. For tickets, directions, and additional details, visit www.redmonkeytheater.org.
Founded in 1999, The Red Monkey Theatre Group (RMTG) is a non-profit performing arts company dedicated to enriching local communities through the cultivation, creation, and presentation of live theater. Company members have trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, the Moscow Arts Theater, Lincoln Center Theater and other diverse institutions and programs. Recent productions include the company's original dramatic adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, which enjoyed a month-long run at the Mazer Theater on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The group's Shakespearean productions have toured Westchester and the Bronx for the past several seasons, and RMTG productions have appeared regularly as part of ArtsWestchester’s acclaimed Live at the X performance series.
About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.
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