Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre
Community Theatre

Created by Michael Bigelow Dixon and Brooke Jennett. Conceived by Jon Jory

Show Description:
What’s in the minds and hearts of college students today? In 40 monologues and a few dialogues, this multicultural ensemble questions everything they encounter: social justice and gender identity, self-awareness and relationship boundaries, future prospects and roommate etiquette. What emerges is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of a new generation struggling with higher education’s promise of “personal transformation.” Structured in three acts, the play begins with matriculation and ends with graduation. The monologues in Act I, titled “Great Expectations,” focus on encounters with new friends, financial aid, antidepressants, homework, sex, sleep deprivation and courses in physics and math. Act II, “Paradise Lost,” features parties, budding and broken relationships, unexpected encounters with race and religion, sexual orientation and hitting rock bottom. Act III, “Metamorphoses,” portrays students emerging from four years of challenge and change with surprising insights, political convictions and plans for a scary, uncertain future. The mixture of serious and comedic monologues captures the extreme difficulty—sometimes absurd and at other times overwhelming—of self-discovery and community-building. While the monologues convey the sense that students often feel alone in their quest for great success or simply survival, the ensemble itself presents a very different truth—at least they’re alone together.

Staff and Cast:

Director: David Lee

Abby Ruffier
Aden Graves
Cassie Brode
Catherine Csanyi
Keenan Carosielli
Lisa Van Gaasbeek
Madison Witte
Manuel Halkias
Patrice Rittenhouse
Violet Daniels
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

November 15 - November 16


8pm Friday
8pm Saturday

Content Advisories: This production contains adult language and content.

$15 General Admission

(234) 410-3475
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Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre
324 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44702

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