There’s a time and place for a monocle: 2018 and a Bronx high school are neither of them!
“Mo-to-the-oncle” follows Detroit Price, Jr., a Bronx teenager who must wear a monocle to school after his father loses their vision insurance. Through a series of rapid costume changes, writer/performer MelissaCole portrays eight different characters to chronicle Detroit’s plight as a uniquely kind of bespectacled student.
WINNER ‘Best Actress’ 2017 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival
“[F]ast-paced and idiosyncratic enough to resemble a shorter, more socially conscious Wes Anderson film. Cole jumps from bizarre caricature to bizarre caricature to deliver a series of booming monologues…” -Pittsburgh in the Round
“Cole inhabits an impressive amount of characters, including Detroit’s father, and a country music loving pimp named Sugar Free, along with singing and rapping throughout the show.” -Rochester CITY Newspaper
“Detroit’s embarrassment is hysterical and relatable…even if you weren’t forced to wear a 19th-century accessory in high school.” -Baltimore STYLE Magazine