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Red Monkey Theater Group Announces Extension of Residency at the College of Mount Saint Vincent through May 2018
Next Production, “Reasons to Be Pretty” by Neil LaBute, Performs May 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 at Cahill Theater
4/9/2013 - The College of Mount Saint Vincent and the Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG) have reached a 5-year agreement that will make RMTG the College’s resident theater company through May 2018. RMTG has been in residence at the College since mid-2012 and collaborated in the creation of a new performance space, Cahill Theater.

RMTG’s first production in the space, Anton’s Checkhov’s Uncle Vanya, opened just days after Superstorm Sandy in November 2012, and the group’s performances on campus have played to consistently packed houses throughout the season, which has also included productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and Hidden In This Picture By Aaron Sorkin, as well as a series of dance performances. The group has also offered workshops on stage combat and Shakespearean performance. Throughout the residency, RMTG staff will continue to advise and mentor CMSV students through classes, internships, and apprenticeships.

RMTG’s next production, reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, performs May 3-11, Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Cahill Theater at the College of Mount Saint Vincent's Riverdale Campus. Tickets are available at www.redmonkeytheater.org ($18 general admission, $15 students and seniors, free for CMSV students and staff). LaBute's acclaimed 2008 comedy, centering on the relationships of two young couples, focuses our collective obsession with physical appearances and our daily struggle to make ourselves understood by those closest to us.

“We’re delighted to announce that we have reached a long-term agreement to continue to share performances with audiences in Cahill Theater,” said RMTG Artistic Director Tal Aviezer. “We look forward to enhancing the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s presence as a cultural destination, enriching the arts experience of the school community, and welcome new audiences to this unique performance space.”

For more information on the 2012-2013 season, visit www.redmonkeytheater.org.

Founded in 1999, The Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG) is the resident theater company of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY. A non-profit performing arts company operating out of the newly-renovated Cahill Theater, RMTG is 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.

Media Contact:
Belle Hann
Director for College Relations                        
(718) 405-3345                                               
belle.hann@mountsaintvincent.edu