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Red Monkey Theater Group Presents Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere

9/6/2016

Riverdale, N.Y.—The College of Mount Saint Vincent’s resident theater company, Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG), is thrilled to present Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, adapted for the stage by Robert Kauzlaric. The show kicks off RMTG’s 2016-17 season, “Life After Death,” exploring the theme of resurrection about symbolic—and literal—life after death.

Performances are October 16 through October 30. Shows will take place Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Cahill Theater on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. All shows are free for College of Mount Saint Vincent students and staff with College ID.

Neverwhere is a gothic fantasy masterpiece from the mind of acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman, whose celebrated works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels StardustAmerican GodsCoraline, The Graveyard Book, and British National Book Award winner The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

The play tells the story of Richard Mayhew, a mild-mannered Londoner who learns through an unfortunate series of events that no good deed goes unpunished. After a chance encounter with a mysterious girl on the street, he ceases to exist in the ordinary world of London. Instead he finds himself on a quest through the dark and dangerous London Below, a shadow city of lost and forgotten people, places, and times.

“We look forward to making this epic adventure into a magical experience for the audience, and have assembled a great team of performers and designers to tell what is fundamentally a story about fellowship and alienation, discovering one’s identity, and one’s place in the world,” says theater director Tal Aviezer.

The matinee performances on October 16 and 23 will be followed by a complimentary post-performance discussion with the cast led by Mr. Aviezer, Neverwhere director Holland Renton, and creative director Carolyn Fuchs. The show will be a feast for the eyes and ears, featuring original electronic music by Anthony DiMasso, set design by Lauren Anker that will transform Cahill Theater into a subterranean underworld, electrifying costumes by Ms. Fuchs, and choreography by Jared Kirby.

This program is funded in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For tickets, directions, and additional details, please visit: redmonkeytheater.org.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment, and leadership in the 21st century.