Jim Henry’s 7th Monarch, starring Tony Award winner Michael Rupert, will end its off-Broadway engagement at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row a month earlier than anticipated. The Scott Embler-helmed thriller, which opened on June 24, was scheduled to run through September 9. It will now play its final performance on August 12.
In addition to Rupert, the cast of 7th Monarch 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.