Flight of the Monarch

Presented in association with Great Barrington Public Theater

Two siblings, Sheila and Thomas, were both born and raised in a small, New England fishing village where they still live. This darkly comic play explores how siblings’ lives are intertwined, what we owe to the people who know and love us best, and how family members’ needs and desires may push the boundaries of what we can be expected to do for others.

This production is generously supported by Shari and Steve Ashman and The Jacob Burns Foundation.

Cast & Crew

Jim Frangione
Jim Frangione


Jim Frangione’s play Breakwater, set on Cape Cod, premiered at Great Barrington Public Theater in 2019 (Berkshire Theater Critics Association nomination for Best New Play). Flight of the Monarch premiered at Gloucester Stage Company. Jim directed Romance at WHAT; Seriously Funny: An Evening of Short Plays by Mamet, Silverstein and Pinter at Harvard/ART; and Private Life at HERE. For GB Public Theater: Public Speaking 101 and Dad, by Mark St. Germain; the east coast premiere of David Mamet’s The Christopher Boy’s Communion and Will LeBow’s The Bard The Beat The Blues. Jim’s acted with NYC’s Atlantic Theater, in National Tours, on Broadway; at the Alley Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf Theatre, the Humana Festival, in American Buffalo at Berkshire Theatre Festival and in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Shakespeare & Company. Jim is Artistic Director of Great Barrington Public Theater and would like to thank his friend Allyn Burrows and everyone at Shakespeare & Company for bringing Flight of the Monarch to life.

Judy Braha
Judy Braha


Judy Braha has been a director, actor, teacher and arts activist for over four decades. Long-time head of the M.F.A. Directing Program at Boston University’s School of Theater, credits include theaters and universities throughout New England. Recent work: Things I Know To Be True (Great Barrington Public Theater), Shakespeare in Love, The Exonerated (BU), Mr. Fullerton, Between the Sheets (GBPT + Gloucester Stage), Representation and How to Get It, a new solo work about Julia Ward Howe, touring to a historic venue near you. Upcoming: The world premiere of Dog People (GBPT) and Flight of the Monarch (Shakespeare & Company). Judy proudly collaborates with Andre de Quadros in BU’s Race, Prison, Justice, Arts, teaching inside and outside Mass. prisons and jails. Judy is the Associate Artistic Director of Great Barrington Public Theater in the beautiful Berkshires.

Key details


August 3 - 25


Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

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