January 9, 2008 > Stage 1's The Full Monty
Stage 1's The Full Monty
Directed by Sue Ellen Nelsen and produced by Debbie Otterstetter, Nancy Rosenblum and Denise Watson, this Americanized adaptation of the hit 1997 British film, The Full Monty is sure to be a classic.
Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls' Night Out," unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo New York come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun.
As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties (over everything from being overweight to child custody, bigotry to being gay), they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.
There is great heart to The Full Monty, and the ultimate themes expressed in the show, about taking charge of one's life and following one's dreams are great lessons for all of us.
This show contains adult content - no one under 18 will be admitted. To purchase tickets, call (510) 791-0287 to charge your tickets by phone or online at www.stage1theatre.org.
The Full Monty
Fridays and Saturdays, January 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Sundays, January 13 and 20
Stage 1 production
Newark Memorial High School Auditorium
39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark
General Admission: $22
Advance Purchase and Seniors: $20
Groups of 12 or more: $17/person (group tickets in advance only)