Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Student Written and Directed, "Monopolis," Runs April 13-15th

The play Monopolis is running from April 13-15 in Tulane's Lupin Theater. Shows Friday and Saturday night at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.

This play is entirely student produced and is written, produced, and directed by Tulane student Hope Barnard as her Honors Thesis for a B.A. in English and Theatre. She will be acting alongside local professional actors David Sellers, Beverly Trask, Keith Launey, and Lyndsay Kimball and student actors Colin Burns, Mary Katherine Brake, Joe Eichner, and Ofir Caspi in this one-act ensemble drama.

In Monopolis, the young daughter in a large family led by its cantankerous and unyielding patriarch yearns to escape from her inherited job running her mother’s after school program and go back to art school. But in order to do so, she must abandon her students and, to quote her father, “betray her family.” When her final interview for the scholarship she needs in order to afford tuition falls on the anniversary of her mother’s death, which is commemorated by a previously unbroken tradition of Monopoly Night, the family is thrown into chaos. This play, about the concept of selfishness, responsibility to others versus responsibility to self, and the suffocating lull of monotony, exposes the people behind the Mulligan family to painful and humorous results.

Reserve tickets by emailing your name, number of tickets needed, phone number, and date to or by phone at (504) 865-5106.