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2016 > One-Acts | The Explorers Club | The Last Lifeboat | The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

Main Street Theatre Works announces its 2016 Summer Season: Adventure Abounds!
See below for each play's synopsis. and click here for tickets and directions.


4th Annual Festival of One-Acts

MSTW The tradition continues! Once again, your favorite MSTW regulars join forces to bring you an evening of entertainment, fabulous one-acts that offer a little bit of everything for everyone... from comedy to drama, light-hearted laughs to thought-provoking sketches. This fundraiser helps set the stage for the upcoming Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre!

This year's One-Act Festival will be held April 1, 2, and 3, at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek. There are two evening performances, Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd, with doors opening at 7:15pm for dessert, and the show starting at 8pm. There is also a matinee performance on Sunday, April 3, 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, with a no-host wine bar on Friday and Saturday nights.

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The Explorers Club
By Nell Benjamin

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. It’s 1879 and London’s 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.

Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, Jackson
Fridays and Saturdays, June 24th - July 23rd
Adults: $20.00
Seniors 65+: $17.50
Student 18 & younger: $12.00
Family 4-pack (2 adults, 2 students): $54.00
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnicking. Show at 8pm.
Suggested items to bring: picnic dinner, wine, jacket (for cool summer evenings), blanket, low-back chair (provided by MSTW for season ticket holders), and mosquito repellant.

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The Last Lifeboat
By Luke Yankee

MSTW Rounding out MSTW’s Summer Season is Luke Yankee’s The Last Lifeboat, a fascinating look at the drama behind the sinking of the Titanic. At his father’s 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 world’s 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.

Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, Jackson
Fridays and Saturdays, August 12th - September 10th
Adults: $20.00
Seniors 65+: $17.50
Student 18 & younger: $12.00
Family 4-pack (2 adults, 2 students): $54.00
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnicking. Show at 8pm.
Suggested items to bring: picnic dinner, wine, jacket (for cool summer evenings), blanket, low-back chair (provided by MSTW for season ticket holders), and mosquito repellant.



The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

MSTW This October, MSTW recreates another classic radio play with a live stage rendition of The Immortal Sherlock Holmes, at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek.

Under the direction of Allen Pontes, who has produced, directed and starred in our radio dramas for five years' running, the production will also feature many of your other MSTW favorites.

This limited-engagement fundraiser for the company will have two evening performances: Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd, doors opening at 7:15pm for dessert, show starting at 8:00pm. There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, October 23rd, with doors opening at 1:15pm for dessert, show starting at 2:00pm. Tickets for this fundraising event are $25 each and include a dessert, your choice of coffee or tea, and the show. On Friday and Saturday night, there will be a no-host wine bar. Seating is very limited, so get your tickets now!

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