I wonder if they ever found out the answer….

16 06 2012

Ah, I love lookin’ at the search word terms for my site.  Apparently, just recently, someone clicked on my site ’cause they searched the following:

“monkey in dream is good or bad”

In case they click over here again, I’ll venture to help them.

Well, Dear Reader, I’d say that depends.  Are you a performer who has monkeys in your solo show?  If so, perhaps the dream is simply you working out the right blocking.  Do you like monkeys?  It’s a good thing.  Are you scared of monkeys?  It’s a stress dream.  It really depends on so many factors.  Was the monkey wearing your clothes?  Did the monkey remind you of your ex?  Or of your mother?  What did the monkey say to you?  Was there direct eye contact?  Were any other animals involved?  Did you feel loved?  Mocked?  Inspired?

Perhaps your monkey is just an extension of your ego.  Tell your monkey not to bother you.  Give your ego a banana and go back to sleep.  Sweet dreams, dear reader.  Sweet dreams.





Over and Out

19 11 2011

Whew!

The short run of The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey has come to a close.  I am very grateful that it was a success!  I’ve said (typed) it before, and I’ll say (type) it again….  A solo show can’t be done alone.  It truly takes so many people supporting the performer to make it a success…..   And I’m not just talking about the director, stage manager, house manager, etc….  In addition to these fantastic folks, a solo show could still not be done without an audience.  I am so very grateful to all of the friends, colleagues, students, and also the folks I don’t know that came out to see this show.  I’d like to also mention how thankful I am to all of the people who urged their friends and colleagues to see it.

I’m split right now between thoughts of touring Monkey again next year and writing a new solo show.  Well, actually, it’s a three-way split.  I also just want to go to sleep.  The monkeys, it seems, have already made up their minds with what they’ll be doing in the near future…..

…perhaps I’ll join them.





One More Chance, Chicago!

11 11 2011

We are nearing the end of my short, three-performance run of my show, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey at Stage 773.  I hope you’ll be able to make it out to this funny, unique show!

The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey (with Evan Jacover opening) 
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison
Stage 773′s Cabaret Theatre                                  
1225 W. Belmont
Chicago
$12
Thursday, November 17 at 8:00 pm

Please click here to get your tickets online!





November 10 and November 17

8 11 2011

There are only two more chances to see this show!  If you only see one solo-show with sock monkeys this year, make sure it’s this one!

The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison 
Stage 773′s Cabaret Theatre
1225 W. Belmont
Chicago
$12
Thursdays, November 10 & 17 at 8:00 pm

This week, Jet Eveleth opens!

Evan Jacover is the opening act on the 17th!

Click here to purchase your tickets online!





Two More Chicago Monkey Appearances!

4 11 2011

Last night’s show was great!  The folks at Stage 773 are delightful, Kelsie Huff’s opening act was stellar, and the audience was terrific.  It’s always fun to hear people’s take on the show after seeing it.  It’s admittedly not your run-of-the-mill solo show.  Because there are three sock-monkeys whose dialogue the audience “fills in” in their minds, one audience member mentioned to me last night that “It didn’t even feel like a one-woman show!”  I love that the voices in my head have begun to inhabit other people’s heads.  Heh, heh…  Please check out one of the next two shows!

The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison 
Stage 773′s Cabaret Theatre
1225 W. Belmont
Chicago
$12
Thursdays, November 10 & 17 at 8:00 pm

And the opening acts continue to be fantastic!  Check out Jet Eveleth on the 10th or Evan Jacover on the 11th.

The two biggest misconceptions about this show (from folks who haven’t seen it) are that it’s a puppet show or that it’s a male-bashing show.  Nope on both accounts.  I don’t speak for the sock monkeys–I just react to ’em.  And if I’m making fun of anyone in this show, it’s myself.  So, come out and see it, why don’t you?  You’ll be glad you did.  (Ooo, I’m getting good at this marketing thing.  While I’m on roll, please “like” my fan page.)  Thanks!





The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey returns to Chi-Town!

18 10 2011

The monkeys are back!  And this time, they’re bringing opening acts!

You’ve only got three chances to see the monkeys in action at Stage 773’s Cabaret (1225 W. Belmont).  We’ll be there the first three Thursdays in November at 8pm.

And each night brings you a different opening act!

November 3:  Kelsie Huff

November 10:  Jet Eveleth

November 17:  Evan Jacover

Click here to get your tickets!  Hope to see you at the show!

The Good, The Bad, and The Monkey
Singlehood, Dating, and the Search for Something Real

Amanda Rountree takes a hilarious–and at times, heartbreaking–look at the cycles of relationships and the myths that we tell ourselves about finding a soul mate…..using sock monkeys.

The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison
Stage 773′s Cabaret Theatre
1225 W. Belmont
Chicago
$12
November 3, 10, & 17 at 8:00 pm





Monkey Promo Video

30 09 2011

Here’s a little teaser for my show that’s coming up in November.  There are only three performances….and I’m hoping to pack the houses each night.  Please share this video and spread the word about the show!

Thanks!