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The New York Monologues


  • Playwright

    Mike Poblete 

  • Setting

    New York, 2051

  • Synopsis

    It’s high school history in 2051 and Franklin hasn’t done his report on Patriot Day (formally September 11th, which wasn’t a very creative name). Instead he shares his grandfather’s stories in a series of fast paced monologues from a Tour Guide, Deli Owner, Police Officer, Soccer Coach, Minister and more dealing with the everyday annoyances of a post 9-11 New York City.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling possible. In the original production the parts of Franklin and the guide were played by the same actor.


  • Date of First Production

    25 May 2009

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Attic Studio in association with Focus Theatre.

  • Producer

    Co-produced by Focus Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

Original Cast  
Deli Owner Paul Tylak
Soccer Coach Michael Bates
Lt. Francesca Gonzalez Patricia Fitzpatrick
Homeless Guy Ross Hamilton
Paul John Hurley
Minister Rory Mullen
Tracy Melissa Nolan
Franklin Ciaran O'Grady
Guide Ciaran O'Grady
Teacher Elaine Reddy
Little Sister Shannon Ryan
Robbie Steve Wilson
Production Team  
Director Geraldine McAlinden
Producer Joe Devlin
Lighting Designer Mannix McPhilips
Producer Geraldine McAlinden
Associate Producer Mike Poblete
Associate Producer Ruth McGowan
Stage Manager Sarah Ryan
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.