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Dramatic Need in collaboration with Carnegie Hall Presents

The Children's Monologues

A One-Night-Only Theatrical Performance
Monday, November 13, 2017 7:30 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
One of the major theatrical events of the season, this dramatic performance features a starry cast of Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award winners. Adapted for the stage by the world’s finest playwrights, The Children’s Monologues are based on the words of children growing up in rural and remote African townships. All proceeds from this one-night-only presentation go to jointly support Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall.

Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle
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Jason Alexander
McKinley Belcher III
Jessica Chastain
Daveed Diggs
Andrew Garfield
Anne Hathaway
Daniel Kaluuya
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
James McAvoy
Audra McDonald
Sienna Miller
Javier Muñoz
Trevor Noah
Susan Sarandon
Sebastian Stan
Lakeith Stanfield
Catherine Zeta-Jones

with Special Musical Guests:
Cynthia Erivo
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Little Simz
Esperanza Spalding

Via Vyndal Pantsula Dance Crew
New York City Youth Ensemble

Additional guests to be announced


Monologues adapted by Ngozi Anyanwu, Yaël Farber, James Graham, Joel Horwood, Amy Jephta, Dennis Kelly, Neil LaBute, Jamie Minoprio, Mongiwekhaya, Lynn Nottage, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne, and Laura Wade

Visual art by Abe Odedina, Tschabalala Self, and Lady Skollie

Event Duration

The program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Support provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation

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