Theater at Monmouth’s Season 53, It’s Greek (and Roman) to Me! will kick off with “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes I and direced by Danielle Drakes, on June 25 at Cumston Hall, at 796 Main St. in Monmouth.

For 2022 Theater at Monmouth digs into the roots of classic theater with plays by and about the Greeks and Romans. Through modern adaptations and classic takes on the original plays and myths; TAM’s 53rd Season will feature gods, demigods, heroes, and heroines, kings and queens, and every satyr in-between.

Performance times are set for 7:30 p.m. June 25, July 9 and 13, Aug. 2, 13 and 18; and 1 p.m. July 24 and 30 and Aug. 11 and 16.
On a mission to end the Peloponnesian war, Lysistrata bands together the women of Greece in a pact to withhold sex until the men declare peace. As the women tantalize and tease their way to peace, a timeless story emerges of sexual politics, political power struggles, and the battle between the sexes. Funny, poignant, and just a little dirty, Lysistrata is a comic romp of more than adequate proportions.

“Anthony and Cleopatra,” by William Shakespeare, directed by Charlene V. Smith, will be staged July 7 through Aug. 30

Performance times are 7 p.m. July 7, 8, 16, 20, Aug. 4, 12 and 20; 7 p.m. July 24; and 1 pm. July 31 and Aug. 4.

Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman Republic, and Cleopatra, the powerful Queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world. Shakespeare’s dark and intimate portrait of this storied affair features some of the most transcendent poetry on love and loss in the cannon.


“Amphitryon,” by Moliere and directed by Carol Ann Tan, is planned from July 14 through Aug. 19.

Stage times are set for 7:30 p.m. July. 14, 15, 23, Aug. 3 and 9; 7 p.m. Aug. 7; and 1 p.m. Aug. 10, 14 and 19.

Jupiter, the king of the gods is obsessed with a mortal woman, Alcmena. To woo her, he assumes the bodily form of her husband Amphitryon. When the real Amphitryon returns home victorious from the Theban War, he finds his conquering hero welcome has been usurped by another…him. The blend of high comedy and slapstick that follows unlocks a Pandora’s box of ideas about love, marriage, and power.

“Comedy of Errors,” by William Shakespeare and directed by Hannah Cordes, is set for July 21 through Aug. 21.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. July 21, 22, 30, Aug. 5, 10 and  16; 7 p.m. July 31; and 1 p.m. Aug. 17, 20 and 21.

Two sets of twins, each with the same name — what could go wrong? Everything, apparently. Leave logic behind and delight in the confusion of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, where servants misplace their Two sets of twins, each with the same name—what could go wrong? Everything, apparently. Leave logic behind and delight in the mayhem of Shakespeare’s slapstick comedy. Chaos and confusion reign when two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, end up in the same town on the same day. The blunders double, triple, and quadruple until everyone is pretty sure that everyone else is completely insane.

“Eurydice,” by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Dawn McAndrews, is planned for July 28 through Aug. 19.


Stage times are 7:30 p.m. July 28, 29, Aug. 6, 11, 17 and 19; 7 p.m. Aug. 14; and 1 p.m. Aug. 3, 7, and 13.

On her wedding day, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into the Underworld, erasing her memory and reuniting her with her long-dead father. When Orpheus arrives to save his bride, Eurydice is torn between her desire to return to the real world and the tender relationship she rediscovers with her father in the afterlife. Brimming with lyrical beauty, and Ruhl’s trademark wit, Eurydice is a visceral and surreal mediation on love worth grieving for.

The family show is “Pandora and Her Top Secret and Exceptionally Important Scientific Mission,” by Sarah Bierstock and directed by Lindsey Higgins, has been planned for July 2 through Aug. 18.

Performances are set for 1 p.m. July 2, 9,, 16, 23, Aug. 2, 6, 9. 12 and 18.

Pandora is Seriously Curious about all things Global Warming. When the kids at school call her Teacher’s Pet one too many times, she decides to try out life at Dad’s house, and enrolls in the gifted and talented school, Smarty Pants Elementary. She just has this one, Exceptionally Important Scientific Experiment she must complete before leaving. It involves a large suitcase she lugs around with her. What could be inside there?? And why is she dragging it to the river?

Tickets cost $37, $32 for seniors, and $23 for students. Tickets for the family show cost $18 for adults and $13 for children.

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