The Monster Builder
by Amy Freed
directed by Art Manke
SEGERSTROM STAGE
May 5, 2017 - June 4, 2017

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Rita and Dieter are thrilled to meet Gregor, the world’s most celebrated architect. His buildings rise from the earth like twisted post-post-modern megaliths. So why has he taken on the remodel of a decaying boathouse, a project that was supposed to go to Rita and Dieter? They’re ready for a confrontation, but nothing prepares them for the heart-stopping truth about their idol. Another outrageous comedy from the author of The Beard of Avon.

Previews: May 5-11, 2017
First Night: May 12, 2017
Regular Performances: May 13 – June 4, 2017

Recommendation: Suitable for high school and above. Contains adult language.

Amy Freed is the author of You, Nero, Safe in Hell, The Beard of Avon and Freedomland, all commissioned and premiered at SCR. Other plays include Restoration Comedy, The Psychic Life of SavagesStill Warm and Claustrophilia. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Freedomland) and the recipient of both the Joseph Kesselring Award and the Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award (The Psychic Life of Savages). Freed’s work has been widely produced in a variety of houses, including Arena Stage, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, The Canadian Stage Company and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She lives in San Francisco and currently is an artist-in-residence at Stanford University.

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