MCT’s Ghost Light Theater Presents Once Upon a Time Change
The time has come for change! Get ready everyone – Daylight Savings is drawing nigh. Sometime during the early hours of Sunday March 14th – time will jump forward one hour. How did Daylight Savings come about?
Join us as we visit the land of Old King Cole to learn how it developed in Once Upon A Time Change. The script, written by Rita Wadsworth and Carolyn Hyatt, reveals the story behind the story. The outstanding cast stars long-time MCT-ers Wendy Edmonds, Rita Wadsworth, Stephen Phillipps and Ward Willats. The behind-the-scenes magic was provided by irreplaceable Zoom Masters Mitch Plott and Ward Willats. The team loved putting together this fun show and are looking forward to working on more! Enjoy!
MCT’s Ghost Light Theater Presents Desperado: The Real Story
Everyone’s heard the name Black Bart. But few know the real story behind this colorful character’s outlaw career. And even fewer are aware Charlie Boles (his real name–maybe) was a local boy, plying his trade from San Francisco to the gold country, successfully looting 27 stagecoaches without ever firing a shot or working with any gang members.
And he left poetry behind at a couple of his hold-ups!
Now, MCT’s Ghost Light Theater will show a retelling of the true story of Black Bart, as well as that of another local ne’er-do-well, the murderous Juan Soto. Both bandits were brought to justice by the same man: Harry Morse, Alameda County Sheriff and Wells Fargo Special Detective.
Harry’s story is in there too, along with some corrupt lawmen and rock-ribbed Wells Fargo Detectives. It’s quite a tale, and it’s streaming now.
MCT is happily dealing with the sadness of not being able to present live performances by creating digital productions under the banner of MCT Presents Ghost Light Theater. In the theater, a “ghost light” is a light, often a single bulb on a stand, that illuminates the stage when the theater is dark, i.e., when no production is being presented. It can be simply between performances or when there is a more extended absence of productions. We thought it fitting for this time.
We have no set schedule, although we have been posting a new entry every week, usually toward the end of each week. You can see all of the GLT productions HERE or on our YouTube channel, @MCTSHOWS! Feel free to subscribe to our channel or to the Ghost Light Theater Playlist on our channel. We hope you will enjoy the growingly diverse potpourri of work we are creating, and welcome requests and suggestions.
Mountain Community Theater statement regarding Racism, Police Violence, and Racial Inequality
Mountain Community Theatre whole-heartedly supports the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups and individuals who are working against racism, police violence, and inequality. We realize that what we present to our community on stage makes a difference — and we endeavor to tell stories that deepen an understanding of the human condition. We consider ourselves a “family of artists’ behind the scenes, where we strive to make sure that everyone feels seen, heard, and valued for who they are. We believe that justice matters and that the fight for meaningful change must involve all of us.
Our full statement can be found here on our Community page.