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I Won't Be In on Monday

From 1 critic and 40 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Quirky

About the show

Writer and actor Anne Stockton's newest collaboration with director Austin Pendleton is a solo mystery that offers a witty look at the ways in which we are swept away by the scenarios we imagine for our lives. More…

Nikki is being interviewed by a detective in the high-level financial firm where she works about the disappearance of two very valuable rings earlier that morning. But, as new information is revealed about the characters' past and about the current situation, the story begins to unfold into a 'whodunnit' play.

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The Pittsburgh Tatler

for a previous production "Part of what makes this a compelling story is that its ambiguous clues and its misdirections rope you into sympathy with a character that it might otherwise be hard to find common cause with. Stockton presents Nikki’s unraveling under pressure with sensitivity and subtlety...Austin Pendleton directs with a light touch...Together they offer an opportunity to detect the humanity and pain in the kind of character we would generally prefer to keep at a distance." Full Review

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy a play that keeps you guessing and makes you think, during and after the performance.

Don't see it if you prefer straight narratives.

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Wonderfully acted one person play that keeps you questioning characters truthfulness and character

Don't see it if Don’t like one person plays without special scenery

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy

See it if You want to see a masterful play about a woman who takes you on a very twisty journey. I won't say more...Great performance and direction.

Don't see it if You want a big, splashy play. This is close and intimate play.

Great acting, Quirky, Poignant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if Solo written by performer, unexpected humor & plot twists as a woman w/bi-polar disorder unravels. Spare & well modulated direction.

Don't see it if Not easy entertainment, much delusion and pain here, for grown ups only.

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy one woman shows, great acting, super presentation and an entertaining and evocative discussion of mental illness.

Don't see it if You have no compassion or imagination and want to see a musical.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You enjoy solo theatre and appreciate seeing stories you haven't seen before with strong character in both acting and writing.

Don't see it if Solo shows aren't your scene.

Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like one person plays that keep you engaged. And btw, what els is in that purse?? LoL

Don't see it if You need physical character interaction or a heavy plot.

Also This was an entertaining show - reminded me a lot of Squeamish - witho... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy an engaging solo performance

Don't see it if You like extravagant performances with multiple actors.

Also Enjoyed the show but wish that the actress either used a microphone or... Read more Read less

Clever, Masterful, Quirky, Funny, Delightful

See it if Solo woman enacts her end of a police interview at work. She's batty but entertaining. Delicious twisted black humor and cool plot twists.

Don't see it if You don't want to journey into a warped mentality. You want something more moving or meaningful. This was cute and clever.

Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like one person shows, dark comedy, thought provoking plot, or whodunnit stories.

Don't see it if You have trouble with observing mental illness in theater, or prefer ensemble theater.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if you love theater. Always a privilege to see an actor demonstrating their acting chops in a one sided police interview filled with twists.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy seeing a solo actor on stage.

Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Excruciating, Unusual

See it if you're interested in mental illness, mysteries, and detective stories, and you like one-person shows.

Don't see it if mental instability holds no fascination for you.

Also Anne Stockton, an actress/psychiatrist who often works with police dep... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a one woman show that takes you down a road and just when you think you know whats going on something shifts.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable seeing a play about someone who seems to have it all together but there is more to her than meets the eyes.

Also This was a very interesting and funny performance. The actor did such ... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Funny

See it if like a one-woman show that has a plot with a twist.What starts off as a "whodunit" becomes a woman in the midst of a mental breakdown.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable watching a woman devolve into her imaginary life.

Also You will be totally engaged in the outcome.

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if As watching you can picture the other person she was talking to. Things are not what they seem to be. You slowly see that something is out

Don't see it if One woman show all on the stage is a end table and chair. Uncomfortable with polar disorder.

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Slow, Intense

See it if You like psychological dramas with humor and stories that twist in different diections.

Don't see it if Are not a fan of mystery stories or one person shows.

Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

See it if You are comfortable with solo shows that you can laugh at bipolar illness’s ideas and behaviors.

Don't see it if You expect a play with stage action and have problems with mental illness

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like fast paced one person monologues that are quirky yet illuminate mental illness.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be talked at by a crazy woman for an hour plus. It’s funny and enlightening but a bit unnerving.

Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You enjoy one woman shows that are witty and clever.

Don't see it if You want more action and more than one character one stage.

Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a reasonable depiction of a woman with a brain disorder

Don't see it if You want to see a fluffy play


See it if You want something short and entertaining. More of an acting exercise with a plot that keeps you engaged, than a full play.

Don't see it if Acting was pretty good but not great. I enjoyed it but can't say I'd recommend it to friends.

Twisty plot, Good acting, Needs a little editing, Unnerving

See it if You want to see a psychological dramedy where someone exhibits a touch of madness.

Don't see it if Don't like solo shows or can't hang in there when things start slow and then bog down a bit in middle.

Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a one-person show and thinking about what is happening

Don't see it if You don’t like psychological stories and want to be purely entertained

Great acting, Funny

See it if you like a one-woman show and are open to shows that deal with mental illness

Don't see it if you like larger-scale productions

Great acting

See it if you like one woman/man shows; or are interested in mental health

Don't see it if if you like plays that are not slow or need a little bit of editing. beginning dragged on and some lines were a little over the top

Cast & Creatives (3)