What’s coming up next this season…
NEW WORKS WEEKEND
Produced by Alaina Boys
Our annual presentation of a new play by a local playwright, celebrating its 7th anniversary!
Mountain Community Theater proudly presents a staged reading of “Exactly”, a play written by local playwright Tim Woods. Performances will be at Park Hall in Ben Lomond, 9400 Mill Street, Friday, August 17th at 8:00 pm, Saturday August 18th at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, August 19th at 2:00 pm. A special “talk back” with the playwright and cast will be held after each performance. This performance is rated PG-13 for some mature themes. Tickets are $7.00 and will be available August 3rd through Brown Paper Tickets.
Edwin Booth, theatrical producer, the great-grandson of the famous Edwin Booth (world famous 1800s actor and yes, brother to infamous John), is looking for another reason to stay alive. Briggs Stratton, a young Silicon Valley tech whiz, needs someone to produce his new play that he wrote and wants to star in… or else, he’ll turn into a mosquito. Briggs is sent to Edwin by the Dead Actors Bureau to produce the best Broadway play ever. Will Edwin restore good faith to the name Booth? Will Briggs be able to bring brilliance to the stage? Join Edwin, Briggs, and a whole cast of colorful characters in August to find out just Exactly what will happen.
About the Playwright: Tim is a 45-year veteran psychotherapist who’s written three novels and several plays. He’s married to local actress, singer, and dancer, Joyce Michaelson. His love of literature transcends many genres and eras. He is most appreciative to MCT for selecting his recent work, Exactly. Tim is a member of 36North, Santa Cruz’s own playwrights collective.
This will be the seventh year Mountain Community Theater has run a New Works Weekend, featuring a work by a local playwright, and this will be the second New Works Weekend where MCT works with a member of Santa Cruz’s 36North.
September 21 – October 14
By Del Shores
Directed by Hannah Eckstein
This rip-roaring black comedy about white trash tells the story of a colorful family from a small Texas town coming to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch, during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. The family and friends must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral.
Sordid Lives opening weekend September 21st – Tickets on sale soon!
November 16 – December 9
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY
by Mountain Community Theater
Directed by Peter Gelblum
Join us for MCT’s 10th production (and first since 2012) of its very own “Miracle” – the play that MCT’s founders wrote and first produced in 1982. The holiday favorite tells the heart-warming story, familiar to most from the classic 1947 film, of a gentle old man named Kris Kringle who believes he is Santa Claus and who uses kindness and generosity to convince a little girl and then everyone else that he is, in fact, St. Nick.