May 4 – June 2
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Davis Banta
Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity, and the violent means some will use to obtain it. Writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space to take us on a nightmarish carnival ride in which a mix of would-be and successful Presidential assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
Tickets for Assassins will be available for Subscribers March 23. Ticket sales for the public will be open on April 13. See our Subscriber Reservations page for details.
March 15 – April 8, 2018
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Peters
Park Hall, 9400 Mill St. Ben Lomond
Some scholars believe Shakespeare chose to open his new Globe Theatre with Julius Caesar. The play is an uncompromising examination of how a society, faced with an internal drift to tyranny, can slip into civil war, and revert overnight to barbarism. A tragedy without clear-cut villains and heroes, Julius Caesar is as fresh today as it was on that opening night over 400 years ago.
Much of the work of Director Bill Peters over the past fifteen years has centered on directing the works of Shakespeare. His MCT production of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors – both the last time MCT presented Shakespeare and the last time Bill directed for MCT – was named Best Comedy of 2003 by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
The cast comprises both MCT favorites and newcomers to MCT, including David Leach as Caesar, Nat Robinson as Antony, Peter Gelblum as Brutus, Andrew Davids as Cassius, Ann McCormick as Calpurnia, Scott Kravitz as Casca, Rick Kuhn as Cinna, Robin Aronson as Portia, Tom Goldrup as the Soothsayer, Rita Wadsworth as Artemidorus, April Bennett as Decius, Jocelyn McMahon as Lucia, Ward Willats as Trebonius, and Sam Richie as Octavius.
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 16 , 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 17 , 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 18, 2:00 pm
Friday, March 23 , 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 24 , 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2:00 p
Friday, March 30 , 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 31 , 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 1, 2:00 pm
Friday, April 6 , 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 7 , 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 8, 2:00 pm
Seniors and Students $17
General Admission $20
Community Night March 15, two tickets for $20
Special dates: Community Night March 15
Post-show champagne reception March 16
Talk-backs with the director and cast Sunday March 25 and Sunday April 1.
2018 Season Tickets On Sale until March 14!
Join us as a season subscriber for our 36th anniversary season. We have the best deal in town, with low subscription rates and reserved seating for subscribers and their guests. Plus we throw an annual THANK YOU party for our subscribers. Season ticket sales will end on March 14; they will not be available for purchase at the theater during Julius Caesar.