Returning to The Brick by Popular Demand!
Piper McKenzie and The Brick Theater, Inc. present
A Darwinian Martial-Arts Fairy Tale in Which
Monkeys and Monsters Beat the Crap Out of Each Other
See our Flickr Photostream for production photos from the show.
"This show is worth checking out for the costumes alone-sparkly, hairy, vibrant realizations of a world without rules, designed by Julianne Kroboth. But the actors' spot-on, endearing performances are what make this show thrive. Although they have no dialogue, they bring fantastic creatures to life."
-- Time Out New York
"In Lewonczyk's play, Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury, anything goes, but you can be sure it's done with finesse and delicately choreographed fight scenes. Not one character fell flat and by the end of the show, all the actors had a good reason to stand tall."
-- New York Press
"If epic animal battles, extensive monkey humping, and overall extreme silliness are what you've been craving, then head over to the Brick Theatre for Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury... The playfulness on the part of the team of monkey/creature-actors makes this show all the more fun. Maybe we can see a little of ourselves in this story of a simple monkey humping and battling his way through this crazy world."
"A dirty joke slips into poetry... the nonverbal cast stomps home a timeless semaphore of love, striving, and projectile poop. In the elegant interplay and affirmative physicality of "Craven Monkey"'s considered slapstick is a vision of passionate impulse bestowed with purpose, and essential conflict tamed as art."
After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at last year's Fight Fest, Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury returns to The Brick for a full run. Can one perverted Simian overcome his family, a gang of grotesque predators and Mother Nature herself to evolve to the next level of life? Or will he end up just another damn dead monkey?
Conceived by Hope Cartelli and Jeff Lewonczyk
Written and directed by Jeff Lewonczyk and Created by the Company
Fight Directed by Qui Nguyen and Adam Swiderski
Fred Backus, Becky Byers, Hope Cartelli, Jessi Gotta*, Adrian Jevicki,
Mateo Moreno, Jeff Lewonczyk, Melissa Roth and Art Wallace
Costumes Designed by Julianne Kroboth
Lights Designed by Ian W. Hill
Stage Manager: Guinevere Pressley
Fri 2/26, 10:30pm
Sat 2/27, 10:30pm
Thu 3/4, 8pm
Fri 3/5, 8pm
Sat 3/6, 8pm
Thu 3/11, 8pm
Fri 3/12, 8pm
Sat 3/13, 8pm
575 Metropolitan Avenue
(L to Lorimer, G to Metropolitan)