(Episode One: The Brat Machine)

WHAT: TALES FROM VARLEY MANSION (Episode One: The Brat Machine) An interactive musical comedy for kids 6+.  Runtime: Approximately 45 mins.

WHERE: THE MONKEY HOUSE, 1638 University Ave. Just 3 blocks from N. Berkeley BART (510) 898-1979  info@themonkeyhouse.org

WHEN: October 18,  3 PM and 7:30 PM, October 19   3 PM,  October 25,  3 PM and 7:30 PM, October 26   3 PM

TICKETS: Opening day tickets, $5 donation. All other shows, $10 donation. Doors open 30 mins prior to showtimes and tickets are available at the door.

Reservations suggested:  reservations@themonkeyhouse.org

SYNOPSIS: A cranky scientist buys a long-abandoned mansion, in hopes of finding solitude to perfect his brilliant new invention. But instead, he finds himself in the company of a flamboyant ghost, a soft-hearted zombie, and worst of all, an audience full of curious children -- your children. Find out what happens when "the lucky ones" are invited onstage to serve as subjects for a strange and untested device.

Tales from Varley Mansion was a labor of love written by Ira Marlowe, the current composer/lyricist for the San Francisco Mime Troup. It's a fun musical Halloween show for kids, it's smart and engaging, and it features two very talented comic actors from the troupe. The Monkey House is a small, 50-seat storefront theater on University Ave.

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