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Fill those Christmas Stockings
with Comedy, Drama, and Suspense!
Main Street Theatre Works is thrilled to offer the perfect gift for the holidays ~ Season Tickets to our 2016 Season! For a limited time you can get FOUR shows for only $70 ~ a savings of over 20% off the regular adult ticket price. The Season ticket package includes one ticket to our Spring Fundraiser: The 4th Annual One-Act Festival, our two summer shows: The Explorers Club and The Last Lifeboat, plus a ticket to our Fall Fundraiser: A Live Radio Show reenactment of The Immortal Sherlock Holmes.
Along with the tickets, youíll also receive a voucher good at the amphitheatre for a bottle of water or a free cup of coffee with each ticket, and you can use our chairs instead of bringing your own. Both fundraiser performances include a dessert bar, coffee and tea. Itís a wonderful way to take advantage of a great money-saving deal, and get "star treatment." And, youíll never miss a show. Plus, you can take care of your holiday shopping with just a click of a mouse. Order before December 15th to receive gift certificates before Christmas.
For tickets, gift certificates, box office and directions, click here.
Announcing Our 2016 Summer Season
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. Itís 1879 and Londonís prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is the worst. True, the female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire. And how do you make such an important decision without a decent drink? 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.
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, a decision that precipitated one of the greatest scandels of the 20th century. This epic tale explores not only the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic, but the sensationalized trial and aftermath of one of the worldís greatest disasters. "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.
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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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