ALL IN GOOD FUN to Play United Solo Festival, 10/7 & 25
A new school year is upon us and the dangers and complexities of hazing, pledging, binge drinking, sexual assault and gender identity on campuses have been in the news a lot lately. Today, The New York Times published an article about how these challenges continue to affect students at Dartmouth College, the Ivy League school that has been riddled with controversy and inspired the antics in the 1978 film "Animal House." As part of the United Solo Festival on Oct. 7 and 25, actor and recent Dartmouth graduate Talene Monahon brings these disturbing and ever-growing issues to life on stage in her bestseller, one-woman performance "All In Good Fun."
Inspired by the practice of docu-theater, Monahon was challenged and excited by the prospect of playing a diverse group of 25 different individuals within the span of a single performance. She doesn't take a position on these issues that incite dialogue on campus, but rather spotlights the complex nature of what fun means to college students, both for the good and the bad.
The Oct. 25 performance is sold out and tickets for the Oct. 7 performance can be purchased online at www.unitedsolo.org.