Jim Henry’s 7th Monarch, starring Tony Award winner Michael Rupert, begins a limited engagement at off-Broadway's Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row on June 12. Opening night is set for June 24, and the production runs through September 9. Scott C. Embler directs.
In addition to Rupert, the cast of 7th Monarch also features Michael Cullen, Gretchen Hall, Leslie Hendrix and Matthew Humphreys.
7th Monarch tells the story of Miriam Hemmerick, a mathematical genius once on the fast track to becoming an astronaut. For the past 20 years, after dropping out of college, she has lived in seclusion with her parents. Raina, a social worker, begins to investigate a potential crime involving Miriam’s mother and father, however the parents themselves are nowhere to be found. The mysteries start there, and dark personal secrets about these two women are soon revealed.
The creative team for 7th Monarch includes set designer Shoko Kambara, costume designer D.W. Withrow, lighting designer D.M. Wood and sound designer David Pinkard.