WE ARE NO LONGER SELLING 2018 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS. SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON.
2019 SEASON TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2018 – BOTH AT THE THEATER DURING “SORDID LIVES” AND “MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY” AND ONLINE AND BY PHONE THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS. PLAY SELECTIONS FOR THE 2019 SEASON WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE AUGUST. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2019 SEASON AND PURCHASING SEASON TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME.
Here’s a list of the shows in our 2018 season. All performances are at Park Hall in beautiful downtown Ben Lomond.
March 15 – April 8
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Peters
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.
May 4 – June 2
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Davis Banta
Stephen Sondheim’s controversial musical features a cast of presidential assassins and would-be assassins throughout American history. A compelling mix of historical fact and fantasy, this darkly humorous take on the American dream stands as one of Sondheim’s most compelling works.
The cast comprises both MCT favorites and newcomers to MCT, including Robert Gerbode as John Wilkes Booth, David Jackson as Giuseppe Zangara, Alexander Garrett as Charles Guiteau, Benjamin Canant as Samuel Byck, Brittney Mignano as Sara Jane Moore, Brennan Perry as Leon Czolgosz, John Wasielewski as John Hinckley Jr., April Bennett as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Sarah Kauffman as The Balladeer, and Mike Stark as The Proprietor.
NEW WORKS WEEKEND
Produced by Alaina Boys
Our annual presentation of a new play by a local playwright, celebrating its 7th anniversary!
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.
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.