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Wego Drama Presents A Monster Calls

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Reminder: This high school theater production is THIS WEEKEND. Get your tickets as soon as possible. Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues its 23-24 theatrical season
with the direct-from-London premiere of A Monster Calls. This powerful production is based on
the novel by Patrick Ness. It tells the story of Conor O’Malley as he faces remarkable problems,
one being the appearance of a monster that has come to challenge him. This new script was
created to help those who are struggling with family, school, and life. The emotions and empathy
that the story elicits from the audience fit with the Wego Drama season theme of “Once More
With Feeling.”

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Karidja Monjolo and Alex Bradley rehearse for A Monster Calls

Senior Alex Bradley, states,

“Conor’s struggles are real and difficult ones for people. Telling
this story makes me hope to help someone feel that they are not alone. Honestly, if we can help
one person then we’ve done our job.”

Additionally, Senior Karidja Monjolo adds,

“I’ve found myself being amazed by this story. I am so proud to get a chance to tell it. The entire Company really wants to be great storytellers.”

Finally, Senior Carolyn Fleming states,

“I love how big and grand this show is. The audience will be blown away by the cool factor. You do not want to miss this show- it is amazing.”

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Alex Rocha, Jocelyn Ramirez, and Alex Bradley rehearsing for A Monster Calls

The production of A Monster Calls is a show directly from London. It is produced by special arrangement with Partick Ness. A Monster Calls is based on the novel by Patrick Ness and inspired by an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. It was devised by Sally Cookson, Adam Peck, and the Company. It originally premiered at the Old Vic. Please note A Monster Calls contains serious subject matters such as bullying, life, death, and symbolic destruction and violence.

The company of actors and crew for the show includes from Carol Stream: Arson Gutierrez and William Wenberg; from West Chicago: Mariana Acosta, Stephanie Alfaro, Noemi Amaro, Antwan Angeles, Michael Angeles, Alex Bradley, Lucas Brown, Wil Cooper, Danais Gomez-Garcia, Sentia Irakoze, Nirali Kadakia, Kayliana Koeune, Matthew Krysinski, Karidja Monjolo, Edgar Oropeza, Romina Pietanza, Jocelyn Ramirez, Alex Rocha, Ryley Salazar Ja’Nyah Villa,and Dayan Zenteno; and from Winfield: Ryan Blackburn, Carolyn Fleming, Caiden McDougall, Francis Moffatt, and Mariah Varnado.

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Antwan Angeles, Michael Angeles, and Alex Bradley rehearsing for A Monster Calls

The play is directed by Mark Begovich. Technical Direction is by Christopher Jensen. The costumes are by Kim Maslo. Hair and make-up is by Jaime Elza.
General admission seating tickets are now on sale at www.wegotheatre.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. The price is $5 for students and $8 for adults. Performances are on September 15 and 16 at 7 pm.

All performances are at West Chicago Community High School,
326 Joliet St., West Chicago IL 60185.

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