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Presenting the Third Annual One-Act Festival
9 Short Plays in 90 Minutes!
Honoring "short attention spans" everywhere, Main Street Theatre Works presents their Third Annual One-Act Festival. This three-day only fundraising event features some of your favorite MSTW actors ~ Allen Pontes, Julie Anchor, Georgann Wallace, Cynthia Drumbor, Brandon Rapoza and Carissa Meagher, to name a few, plus others new to the company. In just 90 minutes, youíll see these talented actors perform 9 different one-act plays, including several written by Sacramento playwrights Leo McElroy, Jeri Weiss and Allen Pontes, as well as Amador Countyís own Sarah Armstrong. This fundraiser helps to set the stage for the upcoming Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre.
The One-Act Festival is March 27, 28, and 29 at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek. There are two evening performances, Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, with doors opening at 7:15pm for dessert, and the show starting at 8pm. There is also a matinee performance on Sunday, March 29, with. doors opening at 1:15 for dessert, and the show starting at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 each and include dessert, your choice of coffee or tea, and the show, plus there will be a no-host wine bar on Friday and Saturday nights.
As part of their fundraising efforts, MSTW will be holding a raffle giving away lodging at two different scenic locations, including a beautiful condo at the Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, on the lake at the corner of Ski Run Blvd and Hwy 50. The condo has one bedroom and a full kitchen, and amenities including a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, full bar, restaurant, and more. Accommodations are for two nights, Sunday through Thursday. The second raffle prize is a two-night stay in a private home in Wawona, a private property surrounded by Yosemite Park. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and sleeps 10, and this prize is valued at over $1000. Raffle tickets will be sold at the 3-day "Weekend of One-Acts" event, or can be purchased from a MSTW board member. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win.
Come spend a fabulous evening with some of your favorite MSTW actors while supporting one of the area's best professional-quality theatre companies. Get your tickets early, because this fun event should sell out. We look forward to seeing you!
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Announcing the 2015 Summer Season
Twisting the Classics into Classic Comedy
Main Street Theatre Works is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, starting with Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play ~ a warped retelling of Robert Louis Stevensonís Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Lauren Wilson, who wrote last summerís smash hit, The Golden State, takes a comical stab at this horror classic. While Wilsonís play will keep you on the edge of your seat, itís not because youíre dying of fright, but because youíll be dying of laughter. The San Francisco Examiner says, "An evening of exhilarating entertainment ... An inventive, original comedy of horrors." Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play runs every Friday and Saturday, June 19th - July 18th.
Rounding out MSTWís season will be Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Written by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as numerous other industry awards. A hilarious spoof on several of Chekhovís best known characters, but you donít need to be a Chekhov fan to enjoy this zany comedy. Vanya and Sonia live in a quiet farmhouse where they grew up, but their peaceful life is turned upside down when their movie star sister, Masha, returns unannounced with her new boy toy, Spike. "Riotous! The kind of full-on comedy thatís rare on Broadway!" says The New York Post. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike runs August 7th - September 5th.
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Come Be a Part of the Magic!
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!
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.
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