Monsters of the American Cinema
The touching and funny two-character play is honest, well-acted and engaging.
— The San Diego Union-Tribune

$10 + $1.20 SERVICE FEE + $5 FRINGE TAG

You will be redirected to the San Diego International Fringe Festival website to purchase tickets.


When his husband dies, Remy Washington finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater in Santee, California, and a caregiver to his late husband’s teenaged son, Pup. The duo’s connection is tested when Remy learns Pup’s been bullying a classmate: a boy who likes to paint his nails. Told through skit and duologue, MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA is a humorous and haunting tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters.

MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA contains adult language and references, including racial and homophobic slurs.

Written and Directed by Christian St. Croix

Co-Director: Gabriel Huerta

Producer: Jay Henslee


Centro Cultural de la Raza

Balboa Park

2004 Park Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92101


Saturday, June 8 @ 1PM

Sunday, June 9 @ 9PM

Wednesday, June 12 @ 9PM

Friday, June 14 @ 7:30PM

Sunday, June 16 @ 4PM

Inspired by the art of live storytelling, Boy and Monster is an award-winning theatre arts collaboration between creative director and playwright, Christian St. Croix, and a collective of talented and diverse associate artists. We introduce original works that center LGBTQ+ characters of color in the types of stories where they aren't often represented.


Fringe Press

Boy and Monster

Attn: Christian St. Croix


Follow the in-universe Instagram account of the character of Pup at @puplikesmonsters.


Enhance the story and check out the Monsters of the American Cinema mixtape on SPOTIFY!