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Format: 2019-05-19
MileSquare PlayGround: Monkey in the Shade by Steven Haworth
@ Mile Square Theatre
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:30pm

MileSquare PlayGround is a partnership between Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken and Writers Theatre of New Jersey in
Madison. Three Tuesdays of Concert Readings of New Work at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken.
In Harvey, Louisiana in 1978, a man named Monkey works in the oil patch as a derrick man and
lives in a bar/restaurant/boarding house called Clay and Minnie's. Clay and Minnie's is run by a
violent ex-con named Clay Boudreaux and his wife Miz Minnie. Monkey is estranged from his
family but works hard to send money to his ex-wife and two daughters. One day a teenage boy
named Sean arrives. He has no money, no skills, is a college dropout, and was just kicked out of
his home in Minnesota. He heard about the oil boom in Louisiana, that virtually anyone could get
a job, and Clay and Minnie's was the hangout to ask for one. Monkey tries to protect Sean as he
gets more and more in trouble with Clay whose purposes are mysterious but whose violence is
on display.

Location and Reservation Info

Mile Square Theatre
1400 Clinton Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Producing Theatre


  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts
  • Bank of America
  • The Horizon Foundation
  • Ocean First
  • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
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