WRITTEN BY DANIEL MacIVOR
Staged in May 2011
@ Memorial Hall, Fredericton, NB
Re-staged August 14 2011
– billed as ‘A Travelling Monster – ONE DAY ONLY’
@2pm BMO Rehearsal Hall (SJTC Building), Saint John, NB
@8pm Charlotte St. Arts Centre Auditorium, Fredericton, NB
Janine & Al
Al’s Dad & Mom
Joe (+ Murray + Denise + Aaron + the friendly dwarf)
AA Group (Ron + David + Tina w/Joe + Al)
Jerry Buster Foster – Scott Shannon (all characters)
Director & Technical Design – Nicholas Cole
Poster Design by Alberto White
Read our rehearsal notes taken during April-May & August 2011 >>>
PRESS COVERAGE …
See the Congress Experiencee site for an interview with Nick & Scott:
Nasty Shadows Explore Nature of Evil in Monster >>>
… and listen below to an audio clip from the show!
Check out our coverage in the May 26th issue of
Scary monsters and super creeps >>>
Read about the production in the May 21st issue of
The Daily Gleaner – Live It section:
Nasty Shadows Theatre Company presents Monster >>>
Photos by Diane Cole
(CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE)
Discipline. But there’s no discipline these days, well between absent parents and child-centred-child rearing, there’s no discipline. So what happens? The kids run wild! Or they just sit around on their cans all day doing nothing. There’s nothing to do. There’s nothing to do. Read a book. Clean your room. There’s nothing to do. Say your prayers.
… and with the hacksaw he cuts off Mr. Boyle’s finger from the tip of the finger to the second joint, just like that in two pieces. And then he takes this blowtorch and with this blowtorch he uses it to cauterize the wind, to stop the bleeding — which he saw on this weird science show on cable, which we all saw right, you only needed cable to see it, they talk about violence on television what about science on television.
Are you sorry for that finger that always pointed out my mistakes, are you sorry for that thumb that never said things would be okay, are you sorry for that hand that never helped me up?
… and partly because I realized that when you’re down there in the dirt, in the mud, in the shit — all anybody cares about down there is themselves and screw you and what’s in it for me, and that’s not where I wanted to be anymore, ya know what I’m saying, so I quit everything.
I just want to say that I’m feeling really good, and I’m feeling really strong, and I’m feeling really … feeling. And that’s something I haven’t felt in a real long time and I’d just like to say that I have each of you to thank for that … and myself. (He cries.) I’m sorry, I didn’t want to cry. (He cries.) Thanks sorry that’s all thanks.
That poor bastard. He’s trying so hard — that’s what he’d say, “I’m trying so hard” — but I mean, you look at him and what do you see? A guy who can’t help alienating everyone everytime he opens his mouth. He hates his job. He has no friends. He’s mean to his girlfriend and doesn’t respect her enough to leave her. But underneath it all Al is special. Of course, aren’t we all.
Shut up! It was real. It was so real. Action motivated by desire to destroy — you love that stuff! You’re suckers for it. It appeals to your dark side.