The Erroneous Count of Monte Cristo is a comic tour de farce based on the classic adventure story by Alexandre Dumas and adapted by Thom Talbott. The performance is produced by NCTC Drama, a community college in North Texas and will be presented as part of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe.
For those who are unfamiliar with the story, Edmond Dantès is framed for a crime he did not commit and imprisoned; however, after a series of farfetched plot devices he escapes from prison, finds a fabulous treasure, and is able to exact a horrendous revenge on those that betrayed him. However, our erroneous telling of the tale takes a pivotal plot point and turns it on its ear thereby spinning the story into a hilarious new direction.
So come join a cast of five actors, two inflatable horses, and one doll as we tell a tale filled with revelry, romance, revenge, and rapiers. Presented virtually live with a preview on Monday, August 9, at 6:00 PM PT, and performances on Friday, August August 13 – Friday – 8:00 PT, August 15 – Sunday – 2:00 PT, August 19 – Thursday – 8:00 PT, August 22 – Sunday – 6:00 PT, August 24 – Tuesday – 6:00 PT, August 27- Friday – 8:00 PT, August 29- Sunday – 2:00 PT
This play was chosen as a Finalist for the cancelled 2020 Rave Theater Festival in New York City. The production includes actors: Austin Creswell, Grace Dieter, Missy Embrey, Justin Hinton, and Thom Talbott as well as Devon Hacker (Stage Manager/StreamYard Controller), Arturo Garcia Jr. (Sound Controller); and, Percie Carrillo, Eryka Kitundu, and Emma Stevens (Stage Crew/Dressers).