SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP
                                       White Heron Theatre

"Mark Shanahan, captivated by the true event, has captured this slice of  history in a fantastically fun and magical production he wrote and directs.

 

Steve Pacek gives a stand-out performance. Jonathan Brody nimbly plays all the other characters: yes, all! This is no mean feat when you realize this includes more than a dozen fast transitions. Shanahan’s script and direction demand perfect comedic timing and physicality, and they both deliver! 

With masterful storytelling, heartfelt themes, and extraordinary acting, See Monsters offers joyful fun and plenty of laughter. "                   --Yesterday/Today

 

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" SURPRISINGLY DEEP!   In writer/director Mark Shanahan’s ingenious rendering, there’s more to this story than appears on the surface... It is the telling of it that cleverly, in Shanahan’s charming extrapolation, drives the play. Brody plays multiple roles – so in one 30-second scene, he switches personae five times.

 

Kudos are due all around for the effective, evocative staging. The folk-art-style proscenium which harbors mementos of Sarg’s handiwork; the clever, precisely- timed sound effects by Tony nominee John Gromada, who makes it seem as if there was a Foley sound-effects team working away backstage; the subtle lighting design by Christina Watanabe and Steven Zhang, who summon – with the help of Pacek’s gymnastic contortions and a bubble machine – a convincing underwater plunge.

 

Will Morton learn to overcome his all-enveloping anxiety and confront the rumored monster? The journey that Morton embarks on is one clearly worth taking, even for those of us who go in assuming we know how it ends."                                                                                                                                                                      -- The Inquirer & Mirror

Steve Pacek in Mark Shanahan's See Monsters Of The Deep
Steve Pacek in Mark Shanahan's See Monsters Of The Deep
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Steve Pacek as Morton and Jonathan Brody as Old Salt
Steve Pacek as Morton and Jonathan Brody as Old Salt
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The Monster- See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
The Monster- See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
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Jontahn Brody as Jean Adams Cook and Steve Pacek as Morton
Jontahn Brody as Jean Adams Cook and Steve Pacek as Morton
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See Monsters Of the Deep by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
See Monsters Of the Deep by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
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Steve Pacek in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan_edited
Steve Pacek in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan_edited
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Steve Pacek and Jonathan Brody
Steve Pacek and Jonathan Brody
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP - Steve PAcek
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP - Steve PAcek
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Steve Pacek as Morton and Jonathan Brody as Col. Wheeler
Steve Pacek as Morton and Jonathan Brody as Col. Wheeler
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Jonathan Brody as Tony Sarg in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP
Jonathan Brody as Tony Sarg in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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Steve Pacek in See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
Steve Pacek in See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
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Jonathan Brody as Sally Folger in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by MArk Shanahan
Jonathan Brody as Sally Folger in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by MArk Shanahan
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See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan at White Heron Theatre
See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan at White Heron Theatre
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Steve Pacek as Morton Plank in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan
Steve Pacek as Morton Plank in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan
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Mark Shanahan Steve Pacek See Monsters Of The Deep Theatre
Mark Shanahan Steve Pacek See Monsters Of The Deep Theatre
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Steve Packe as Morton Plank in See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan
Steve Packe as Morton Plank in See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan
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Tony Sarg Remembered, SEE MONSTERS OF TEH DEEP by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
Tony Sarg Remembered, SEE MONSTERS OF TEH DEEP by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
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Morton underwater SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan_edited
Morton underwater SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan_edited
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Nantucket- See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
Nantucket- See Monsters Of The Deep by Mark Shanahan White Heron Theatre
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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Steve Pacek in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan
Steve Pacek in SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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Steve Pacek
Steve Pacek
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Steve Pacek and Jonathan Brody as Morton and Old Salt
Steve Pacek and Jonathan Brody as Morton and Old Salt
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek as Morton and Jonathan Broday a
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek as Morton and Jonathan Broday a
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Jonathan Bordy and Steve Pacek
Jonathan Bordy and Steve Pacek
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by MARK SHANAHAN
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by MARK SHANAHAN
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SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP by Mark Shanahan with Steve Pacek and Jonathan Broday photo by Ca
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Tony Sarg's Monster 1937
Tony Sarg's Monster 1937
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With Steve Pacek and Jonathan Brody.

Set: Bill Clarke 

Costumes: Heidi Hanson

Lighting: Christina Watanabe and Steven Zhang

Sound Design: John Gromada

Stage Managed by Emily Roth

PHOTOS BY CARY HAZELGROVE