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A Monster Calls

Daily, July 21, 2020 - August 9, 2020
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Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought to the stage in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved to America. But now his mum’s very sick and she’s not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, at seven minutes past midnight, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.

On publication, A Monster Calls became a bestseller with children and adults alike with its dazzling insight into love, loss, and healing. It garnered huge critical acclaim, including an unprecedented win of the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for outstanding children’s literature and illustration in the same year. 

Event Location

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW,
Washington, DC 20566
Foggy Bottom

Contact

(202) 467-4600

Admission: $45.00 - $119.00

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Posted by: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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