Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally-oriented, rural theatre company performing at the

Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, California, Amador County. Enjoy a picnic, followed by

classical, comedy, and contemporary plays under the stars in a beautiful amphitheatre.

2020 Summer Season 

Cancelled, but we're not done yet!

It is with great disappointment, but necessary responsibility, that Main Street Theatre Works cancelled our 2020 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We were so looking forward to the fun shows we’d picked for the season ~ Kong’s Night Out and A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody ~ and to working with our amazing casts and crew. But fear not! We will be presenting both of these shows in our 2021 Summer Season. Both of our casts have been invited back to perform next year and, as of now, all have made the commitment.

As you can imagine, losing our two summer productions is a great hardship on our company, not only financially but from a morale standpoint. We get such pleasure performing at the beautiful Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre for our wonderful patrons, and we know you enjoy watching theatre under the stars. If you have purchased single or season tickets for the 2020 Summer Season via PayPal on our website, we hope you’ll consider donating your ticket purchase to the theatre, or rolling over the purchase for our 2021 Summer season. If you’ve paid cash or know that you’d like a refund, please send us an email via our contact page.
That all said, to help us all get through this uncertain time, we are planning an event to help satisfy our artistic needs, your entertainment needs, and our financial needs. See below for details on our Virtual Fundraising Event. Thank you for your continued support of Main Street Theatre Works.
Be well.
Susan McCandless
Artistic Director 
Main Street Theatre Works

We had so much fun with our Kong's Night IN! event, that we decided to do a staged reading of what would have been our 2nd summer show, A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody, directed by Shawn B. O'Neal. And because it's a (comedy) mystery, and we don't want to give away the ending, our cast will be performing just the first act of A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody, so we don't spoil the "who done it" for next summer. This event will be shown by private screening on YouTube, Saturday, August 8th at 7:00pm, and will also be broadcast on KVGC Radio 1340AM, or 96.5 FM, in Amador county on the same date and time. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors: Toma & Associates, Inc., and Yorba Shake Ridge Ranch & Vineyards.

To watch this special virtual performance, we are requesting a donation of any size ($5.00 is appreciated), and we'll send you a PRIVATE LINK via email to watch the show on YouTube. And, if you make a donation of $50 or more before August 1st, our friends as Yorba Shake Ridge Ranch and Vineyards in Sutter Creek will give you a free bottle of their fabulous wine!


This will be a fun, hour-long performance that you can watch from the comfort of your own home. And, it's a much needed event for our company. It gives our actors a chance to do what they love, it helps raise some much needed funds for MSTW, and it helps us stay connected to you, our patrons. Watch our website and Facebook page for more specifics as we get closer to the August 8th event. And if you have any questions along the way, drop us a line through our "contact" link at the top of the page.

The cast:
Lew Rooker
Allen Pontes
Lee Marie Kelly
Sklyer King
Grace Leekley
Bert Andersson

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