CANCELLED: Monsters of the American Cinema

CANCELLED: Monsters of the American Cinema


12 - 16 Sep | 1 hour 30 minutes PACT

A widowed gay Black man bonds with his straight white teen stepson over creature features in this award-winning comedy-drama.

"Monsters of the American Cinema", Christian St. Croix’s award-winning play comes to the Sydney Fringe Festival following multiple critically acclaimed runs across the U.S.

Playwright Christian St. Croix teams up with San Diego, California theatre group, Loud Fridge, to present this thought-provoking comedy-drama that The San Diego Union-Tribune calls “a funny, touching story of the monsters within.”

When his husband dies, Remy Washington, a Black man, finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s straight, white teenage son, Pup. United by their love of classic American monster movies, the two have developed a warm and caring familial chemistry – but their relationship fractures when Remy discovers Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen at his school. Told through dueting monologue and playful dialogue, "Monsters of the American Cinema" is a haunting and humorous tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters.

Photo Credit: Simpatika

Show details

Show details
  • 12 - 16 Sep | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Venue 1: PACT
Performance notes
  • Australian Premiere
  • Content warnings: Coarse Language, Content Related
Venue details & accessibility

107 Railway Parade, Erskineville 2043 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: 02 9550 2744


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"...a funny, touching story of the monsters within...moving and cleverly written... " The San Diego Union-Tribune

“With such a small cast, so much depends on dialogue, and St. Croix's is precise and witty...” KPBS

“....stunning...sharply written...” Vanguard Culture

  • Playwright – Christian St. Croix
  • Director/ Director of Operations (Loud Fridge) – Kate Rose Reynolds
  • Remy Washington – William "BJ" Robinson
  • Peter "Pup" Miller – Levani Korganashvili
  • Director of Special Events (Loud Fridge) – Eboni Muse
  • Director of Community Outreach (Loud Fridge) – William "BJ" Robinson
  • Founder, Director of Marketing (Loud Fridge) – John Wells III
Presented by
  • Loud Fridge Theatre Group