Curtains go up October 4 for one weekend of performances

SOUTHBRIDGE — Gateway Players Theatre presents “There’s a Monster in My Closet,” by Angela D. Stewart, with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Performance dates are October 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. and October 6 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge. Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.

This production will be directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum, and produced by Kathi Grenier. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales are available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4351821

This program is supported in part by the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency, which in part is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Presented by permission through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services.

Synopsis: Emily has a sleepover with her best friend Stephanie when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! To investigate they recruit their friends to help capture the monster. What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm. He only wants to play Emily’s new video game. He’s more scared of kids than they are of him!

When the Dream King hears that Murray is goofing off on the job, Murray is put on probation. It’s a fact that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over them – not play with their things. Other wonderful entertaining characters include Sandy the Sandman and his dream weavers, Emily’s big brother and friends, and various inhabitants of the dream world.

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