Members say: Intense, Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound

About the show

This dramatic performance features a starry cast of Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award-winning actors performing monologues based on the words of children growing up in rural and remote African townships. 

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Adapted for the stage by the world’s finest playwrights, 'The Children's Monologues' is a one-night-only theatrical event featuring performances from Charlize Theron, Trevor Noah, Audra McDonald, Andrew Garfield, Ewan McGregor, Susan Sarandon, Jason Alexander, and many more. All proceeds from the presentation go to jointly support Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall. Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle.


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85
Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want to see some masterful monologues. Andrew Garfield left me crying. Audra McDonald made me smile.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear about rape, incest, gang violence, HIV, and even murder.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant

See it if you appreciate dramatic monologues; if you enjoy seeing movie and theater stars in a different setting; of you support fundraisers.

Don't see it if you're looking for a night of light entertainment - while there's music and a bit of levity, it's mostly intense and moving stories.

88
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you enjoy great actors performing moving monologues adapted from African children's stories.

Don't see it if you don't like show focused on the performance, without a scenography, and mostly about though, sad subjects.

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85
Clever, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Confusing

See it if you have 3 hours to spare - it is long. But it is so touching. Each story is more profound than the last.

Don't see it if you are sensitive. The topics covered in the show are not pretty & some will bring you to tears & open your eyes to the horrors of the world


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