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Announcing Our 2016 Summer Season

MSTW Main Street Theatre Works is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, starting with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. Time Out NY raves, ". . .the most impressive act of mixology belongs to playwright Nell Benjamin, whose comedy recipe goes a little like this: two parts Blackadder, one part Monty Python, a dash of Shaw, shake wildly and garnish with fresh feminist ire." The Explorers Club runs June 24th - July 23rd.

MSTW Rounding out MSTWís Summer Season is Luke Yankeeís The Last Lifeboat, a fascinating look at the drama behind the sinking of the Titanic. At his fatherís deathbed, J. Bruce Ismay vowed to take over the family shipping business and build the biggest ship the world had ever seen, the RMS Titanic. As the mighty ship sank, Ismay saved as many people as he could, and with no women and children in sight, Ismay stepped into the last lifeboat."Luke Yankee has written a surging drama that is riveting, dramatic, educational and entertaining all at the same time. The Last Lifeboat is destined to become a theatre classic!" ~ Rex Reed. The Last Lifeboat runs August 12th - September 10th.

Click here to read more about the 2016 season, including our two fundraising performance events: the 4th Annual Festival of One Acts, and The Immortal Sherlock Holmes. For tickets, gift certificates, box office and directions, click here.




Main Street Theatre Works Summer 2016 Auditions

  • When: Sunday, January 24th, and Monday, January 25th, 6:30 - 9:30pm
  • Where: the Wilkerson Theatre inside the California Stage complex, 1723 25th Street, Sacramento
  • Auditions will consist of cold reads from the scripts.
  • Rehearsals will be in Sacramento until tech week.
  • Actors are given a $150 gas stipend.
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    The Explorers Club, directed by Allen Pontes.
    Run dates: June 24th - July 23rd.
    Rehearsals begin mid-May and will be in Sacramento until tech week.


    Breakdown:
    Lucius Fretway: a botanist & man of science, late 20s/early 30s
    Phyllida Spotte-Hume/Countess Glamorgan: an anthropologist/Countess (played by same actress), late 20s/early 30s (petite)
    Harry Percy: intrepid explorer, 30s - 40s
    Luigi, a NaKong tribesman: open age but must be physically fit, agile and willing to wear body paint
    Professor Cope: an herpetologist, 30s - 60s
    Professor Sloane: an archeo-theologist, 30s - 60s
    Professor Walling: a zoologist, 30s - 60s
    Bebbe: an explorer/Irish assassin, 30s - 60s
    Sir Bernard Humphries: private secretary to Queen Victoria, age open
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    The Last Lifeboat, directed by Julie Anchor.
    Run dates: August 12th - September 10th.
    Rehearsals begin the beginning of July and will be in in Sacramento until tech week.


    Breakdown:
    Looking for six actors with ages ranging from 20s to 60s
    Looking for five actresses with ages ranging from 20s to 60s
    With the exception of 3 characters (J. Bruce Ismay, Vivian and Florence), actors will play multiple characters.

    For more information please email Julie Anchor. All parts are open and you may be asked to effect an English accent.


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    Come Be a Part of the Magic!

    Volunteer! Are you looking for an enjoyable and rewarding way to spend your time? Would you like to be creative? Meet some friendly folks who share your passion for live theatre?

    MSTW is looking for a few good carpenters, painters, and scenic artists to help build our summer sets. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! If you can spare a few hours, or a few days, please contact Ken Stefferud, Technical Director, or Susan McCandless, Artistic Director. All workers will receive lunch on work days, and complimentary tickets to the production. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

    Theatre is a collaborative art, and MSTW is an all-volunteer company. Click here for more information, and become a part of the magic of live theatre!



    Support the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre!

    The Foreigner (2007) Be a part of local history and help support the arts in the Motherlode by joining the "Paving a Pathway to the Stars" fund-raiser. We have come a long way since our inaugural production of Much Ado About Nothing in 2004: new terraces, accessable walkways, and the soon-to-be-completed permanent bathrooms.

    Become a supporting player in our efforts: purchase an engraved brick, which will then be placed in one of the theatre's walkways. This could be a special gift to a friend or family member - what a wonderful way to remember a loved one! The bricks are $100 each, and may be engraved with a maximum of two lines, no more than 15 characters per line. To purchase a brick, or for more information, contact Susan McCandless, Artistic Director.



    Useful Links and Resources

  • Amador Arts Council
  • Jackson Business and Community Association
  • Sutter Creek Business Association
  • Amador County Vintner's Association
  • Amador Council of Tourism
  • Amador County Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance
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