While other theatre companies fundraise with spring galas, Unexpected Stage Company is holding a monologue competition, with a decidedly lower price of admission – $10, to support their third season.
They promise audiences an evening of “comedy, drama, and Guiness” starting at 7pm at Rí Rá Irish Pub. With their first Monologue Fest, ten actors (some known, some wild cards) compete for a $100 cash prize before the judges: Capital Fringe Executive Director Julianne Brienza, actress Erin Driscoll, Brad Watkins from theatreWashington and No Rules Theatre Company’s Joshua Morgan.
Founded by Christopher Goodrich and Rachel Shroud-Goodrich, the company won raves for last summer’s Candy and Dorothy. This year’s production will be a pairing of Harold Pinter’s edge-of-your-seat drama The Dumb Waiter with Susan Glaspell’s forensic mystery Trifles!, July 20-August 12 at the Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring.
Details: Monologue Fest, March 26, 2012 from 7 to 9pm at Rí Rá Irish Pub, 4931 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD. Suggested donation: $10 or more. Pay at the door.