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I Won't Be In on Monday

From 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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Member Reviews (40)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Quirky
75
Avg Score

65
Well-acted, Rambling, Unfocused, Twisty

See it if you like whodunnits...as told by an unhinged protagonist. Well acted, but lots of tangents which slow the pace. Not much substance.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by a manic narrator. Monday is a thriller/character portrait without much takeaway. The actress is better than her material.

77
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.

85
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.

77
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.

75
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.

79
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

88
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

6
Cliched, Slow

See it if You want to see a one person show at any cost.

Don't see it if You want good writing or good acting.

95
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.

70
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy a solo show about the drawing from the author's professional experience with those having the problem. Very realistic.

Don't see it if no matter how realistic, you don't find the mentally ill engaging.

83
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.

75
Entertaining

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.

73
Quirky, Funny

See it if you enjoy solo shows that explore current issues.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate a self-centered female character off her meds talk for an hour.

Also The lighting seemed a little harsh.

75
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

48
Disappointing, Slow, Monotoned one women show

See it if You want to go to sleep to a monotoned drowning on of a one women show that goes nowhere.

Don't see it if You want an uplifting, upbeat, show that is easy to follow. If you have a short attention span.

58
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like playful, character-driven one-woman shows. I admire anyone who can write well and entertainingly. And this is what you get even if

Don't see it if You are easily bored by a lot of talk and almost no action. And no intermission.

Also the actress doesn't always live up to the challenge of the role she's ... Read more Read less

76
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.

77
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

74
Well acted, Exactly what it means to be

See it if you go in expecting a woman to devolve from sane to unstable before your eyes. You like one-person shows.

Don't see it if you're expecting more than I describe above. AFAIK, this is abt traveling that road as a viewer, & not meant to be a deeper dramatic play.

75
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

90
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.

50
Slow, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if enjoy a prop heavy one woman show,

Don't see it if you like one woman shows they go somewhere. I felt I was just being spoken to for an hour and was not sure why i was there.

80
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

77
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.

74
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Quirky, Resonant

See it if You enjoy solo performances and a great story

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or multiple characters


October 14th, 2017
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 dir...
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