The Count of Monte Cristo

Drama – 2 acts – 7 men, 4 women

Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas

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Synopsis

The lives of three powerful families are thrown into chaos with the arrival of the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, a man of untold wealth who carries with him secrets from the past which may destroy them all.

Production History

2014 – College of DuPage Theatre, Glen Ellyn, IL (production)
2013 – Mob Hit Productions, Calgary, AB (production)
2011 – Lifeline Theatre, Chicago, IL (production)

Press

“Walsh’s stellar adaptation [is] a guilty theatrical pleasure you don’t have to atone for afterward. It’s zesty, good fun – colorful theatrical comfort food with enough philosophical seasoning and emotional heat… The cogs and wheels of Holmquist’s ensemble make this contraption hum like a well-tuned Bugatti” – Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

“Walsh wisely intercuts the title character’s past with scenes from his present-day mission of vengeance… By gradually revealing the transformation of naive sailor Edmond Dantes into the cunning Count of Monte Cristo, Walsh builds the suspense leading into the action-packed second act.” – Oliver Sava, Time Out Chicago

“4 Stars … a complex and concise masterpiece … Walsh successfully contains the multiple storylines within a solid framework. He boils each scenario down to its essence. Every word is utilitarian in the tight dialog.” – Katy Walsh, Chicago Theater Beat

“I think Christopher M. Walsh did a very good job writing this play. This play makes me want to read the book. People should see this play. It is awesome.” – Ada Grey, Ada Grey Reviews for You