This year’s theme, "Merge," will take you on a ride through original monologues submitted from playwrights around the country. Yield to the heartwarming stories of a first son’s bar mitzvah and an unlikely friendship between soldiers. Take the green light to laugh at tales of a married clown, an unweanable toddler and a training seminar for strippers, then coast through more great monologues, exiting happy.
How did this monologue festival earn its name? Jody Hovland, director of Walking the Wire: Merge and artistic director of Riverside Theatre explains, “Performing a monologue is the sparest and most vulnerable of acting opportunities – just you, a good story, and an audience to share it with. It’s the high wire act of the theatre!”
Returning to the Riverside Theatre stage are Kristen Behrendt ([title of show]), Ron Clark (Birth Witches), Carrie Houchins-Witt (Good People), Jessica Wilson (Walking the Wire: TMI) and Tim Budd, with faces new to Walking the Wire including Nate Sullivan and Elijah Jones.
Walking the Wire: Merge Performance Calendar
Friday, 2/28 at 7:30PM
Saturday, 3/1 at 7:30PM
Sunday, 3/2 at 2:00PM
Thursday, 3/6 at 7:30PM
Friday, 3/7 at 7:30PM
Saturday, 3/8 at 7:30PM
Sunday, 3/9 at 2:00PM
Source: Riverside Theatre press release