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THEATRE PRODUCTIONS 2023-2024

FALL 2023

The Mendocino College Theatre Arts Department presents

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Promise of Paradise
(The Back to the Land Phenomenon)

an original Mendocino College Narrative Theatre production, directed by Ellen Weed and Kate Magruder

performances October 19th-22nd 2023 in the Mendocino College Center Theatre

This production will draw on students' original writing and personal stories about the back to the land phenomenon in Mendocino County to create an original ensemble production.  This fall semester class will then go on to further explore students’ own personal narratives, centered around the advent of utopian communities worldwide (1968-1978), and how they continue to shape our lives today.

TICKETS: $10 general, students and seniors. Pay what you wish preview is Thursday, October 19. 

Advance tickets will be available at the Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah. For additional information, call (707) 468-3172. 

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The Mendocino College Theatre Arts Department presents

The 17th Annual Festival of New Plays
Ten student-directed plays by local playwrights

performances November 2-4 in the Mendocino College Little Theatre

TICKETS: $10 general, students and seniors. Pay what you wish preview is Thursday, November 2; regular performances are November 3 & 4.  All at 7:30 PM in the college Little Theatre.  Advance tickets will be available at the Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah. For additional information, call (707) 468-3172.

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SPRING 2024

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The Mendocino College Theatre Arts Department presents

Twelfth Night, the musical

performances March 7-17, 2024 in the Mendocino College Center Theatre

Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub

A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a classic story of love and mistaken identity. First presented by NYC's Public Theatre's Public Works Shakespeare in Central Park, this version features an original jazz-funk score by Shaina Taub and runs about 90 minutes long.  The show is appropriate for all audiences.

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self and true love in the process.

Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

PERFORMANCES:  March 7-17, 2024
Thursday March 7 • 7:30 PM • (pay what you wish preview)
Friday March 8 • 7:30 PM (gala opening night, food and wine included in ticket price!)

Saturday March 9 • 7:30 PM (benefits College Foundation, glass of wine included!)

Thursday March 14 • 7:30 PM (special discount show, all tickets $10)

Friday March 15 • 7:30 PM

Saturday March 16 • 7:30 PM

Sunday March 17 • 2 PM (matinee performance)

TICKETS:       $20, $15 students and seniors. Pay what you wish preview is Thursday March 7. Special discount show: Thursday March 14, all tickets $10.  Advance tickets are available at the Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah, and online at www.ArtsMendocino.org.  For additional information, call (707) 468-3172. 

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TICKETS:
Tickets for Mendocino College Theatre productions are available starting 2 weeks before the first performance of each production at The Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah, online at www.ArtsMendocino.org and at the door one hour before curtain as available.  For additional information, call (707) 468-3172. 

The 2023-2024 Season of Plays:

Promise of Paradise image

Promise of Paradise
(The Back to the Land Phenomenon)

an original Mendocino College Narrative Theatre production, directed by Ellen Weed and Kate Magruder

performances October 19th-22nd 2023 in the Mendocino College Center Theatre _____________________________________

The Mendocino College Theatre Arts Department presents

The 17th Annual Festival of New Plays
Ten student-directed plays by local playwrights

performances November 2-4 in the Mendocino College Little Theatre

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SPRING 2024

Twelfth Night logo
The Mendocino College Theatre Arts Department presents

Twelfth Night, the musical

performances March 7-17, 2024 in the Mendocino College Center Theatre

Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Directed by Reid Edelman

A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a classic story of love and mistaken identity. First presented by NYC's Public Theatre's Public Works Shakespeare in Central Park, this version features an original jazz-funk score by Shaina Taub and runs about 90 minutes long.  The show is appropriate for all audiences.

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FALL 2023

The Mendocino College Theatre Arts Department presents