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A Monster Calls

May 18 - Jun 8, 2024

based on the novel by Patrick Ness

inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

directed by Stuart Landon

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May 18 - Jun 8, 2024

on the Capital BlueCross Main Stage

7:30pm: May 18, 24, 25, 26, 31, Jun 1, 7, 8

2:00pm: May 19, Jun 2

No late seating, please plan time to find parking, get a drink or snack, and get to your seat before the show begins.

Opening Night & Reception: Sat, May 18

Post-Performance Discussion: Sun, Jun 2, following the matinee

ASL Interpreted Performance: Fri, May 31 at 7:30pm (contact for best seating)

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‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’

The piercing, bestselling novel is brought to the stage to tell the stunning story of love, loss, and courage anew. Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window. It's ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. The final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd, developed into an extraordinary and heartbreaking novel by Patrick Ness, and now making a regional premiere at Open Stage.

You’ll love A Monster Calls if you enjoy: Emotional and thought-provoking stories, Fantasy, Coming-of-age tales, Books or movies like “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Coraline,” or “The NeverEnding Story," “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” or "The Fault in Our Stars."


Content Advisory

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This show contains the following:



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