MONMOUTH – The Theater at Monmouth is offering a month full of comedy, mystery and revenge in historic Cumston Hall. Starting July 10, a new show will open every Friday.
Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” a comedy of love and reunion, is filled with dukes, duels, clowns, mistaken identity and vows of revenge. In Agatha Christie’s whodunit classic “The Mousetrap,” a raging blizzard strands an unlikely group of guests at Monkswell Manor. When a police ergeant arrives to question them about a nearby murder, everyone wonders who will be the next victim? “The Mousetrap” is London’s longest running play.
“Oh Captain, My Captain,” written and performed by Bill Van Horn, takes the audience to the Camden, N.J., home of the man often called the father of free verse, Walt Whitman. This solo performance is based on the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
“Hamlet’s” tragic cycle begins with spying and distrust as Hamlet plans to expose his uncle’s murderous deeds. The classic final scene unfolds in bloodshed.
The cast of each show features newcomers to TAM as well as regulars, including Mark S. Cartier, Bill Van Horn, Josh Scharback, Janis Stevens, Paul Coffey and Dennis A. Price.
Here is the schedule for July:
“Oh Captain, My Captain”: at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 3; $22 for adults/$18 for students/seniors
“Twelfth Night”: preview July 9; opens July 10 and also runs July 11, 12, 15, 29 and Aug. 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22
“The Mousetrap”: preview July 16; opens July 17 and also runs July 18, 19, 22, 30 and Aug. 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 18, 22
“Hamlet: opens July 24 and also runs July 25, 26 and Aug. 1, 4, 13, 15, 19, 21
Tickets for “Twelfth Night,” “The Mousetrap,” and “Hamlet” are $26 for opening night, $24 for adults, $22 for seniors/matinees and $20 for students. For tickets or more information, call 933-9999 or visit
Besides “Hamlet,” “Twelfth Night” and “The Mousetrap,” TAM’s 2009 repertory includes Georges Feydeau’s comedy “A Little Hotel on the Side” and Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows.”

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