Upcoming Performances

Sueño by José Rivera  
Based on La Vida es Sueño by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Directed by Reid Edelman

Obie Award-winning playwright José Rivera's translation and adaptation of Calderon de la Barca's classic La Vida es Sueño (Life is a Dream).  Segismundo, heir to the Spanish throne is imprisoned at birth when astrologers predict his reign as king will result in the country's ruin.  Brilliant and passionate, he is raised in isolation.  When King Basilio finds his own life ending without a legitimate heir, he releases Segismundo and places him on the throne.  If the young prince is gentle and civilized, Basilio reasons, he will be allowed to reign. If he is wild and barbaric as the stars predict, he'll be sent back to his prison and told that his brief moment of freedom and power was only a dream.  When the tormented Segismundo demonstrates the worst of the astrologers' fears and he's sent back to the tower, Segismundo is forever unable to distinguish between real life and the world of dreams.  Written in sharp contemporary language, Sueño confronts eternal questions about the very essence of life and humanity.

AUDITIONS
Open Auditions: Monday August 21, 6 PM in the Mendocino College Center Theatre, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd, Ukiah.
Call-Backs: Tuesday August 22 as scheduled.
Roles available for 2 women (ages 18-30) and 7 men (all ages 16 and older) plus 6 ensemble actors/dancers (any age over 16 & any gender).
Call Reid Edelman at 468-3172 for more information.

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will begin on August 28, 2017 and continue through October 19, 2017.

PERFORMANCES:

October 20-29, 2017
Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21 at 7:30 PM
Thursday October 26 at 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 29 at 2 PM.
Mendocino College Center Theatre

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Tickets also available at the Mendocino College Bookstore, the Mendocino Book Company and at the door as available.

 

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Reid Edelman

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering and hugely popular with the citizenry, but mutiny is brewing in the senate.  His good friend Brutus must choose between personal loyalty and the future of democracy.  A classic political tragedy with disturbingly modern resonance.

AUDITIONS
Open Auditions: Monday January 8, 2018, 6 PM in the Mendocino College Center Theatre, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd, Ukiah.
Call-Backs: Tuesday January 9 as scheduled.
Roles available for a large ensemble cast (all ages & genders).
Call Reid Edelman at 468-3172 for more information.

REHEARSALS
 Intensive rehearsals will begin on January 16, 2018 and continue through March 15, 2018.

PERFORMANCES:
March 16-25, 2018
Friday & Saturday, March 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM
Thursday March 22 at 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24 at 7:30PM
Sunday, March 25 at 2 PM.
Mendocino College Center Theatre

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The 14th Annual Festival of New Plays 
Ten student directed ten-minute plays by local playwrights

A beloved annual tradition returns to the Medndocino College Little Theatre. A high energy production of short plays celebrating local home-grown creativity!

DIRECTORS:
The Festival of New Plays is directed entirely by students!  If you are interested in directing in the festival, contact Reid Edelman (redelman@mendocino.edu) to arrange an interview and plan to enroll in THE 118 (Introduction to Directing) during the Spring 2018 semsester. 

PLAYWRIGHTS:
Plays may be submitted by anybody residing in Lake, Mendocino or Sonoma Counties.  Playwrights from other areas may be considered under spcial circumstances.  Plays should be submitted in Microsoft Word to Jody Gherman at jgherman@mendocino.edu.  Plays must have a running time of 10 minutes or less.  Plays with smaller casts and minimal technical requirements are preferred.  The submission deadline is Valentine's Day...February 14, 2018.

AUDITIONS:
Open Auditions: Monday April 9, 2018, 6 PM in the Mendocino College Little Theatre, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd, Ukiah.
Call-Backs: Tuesday April 10 as scheduled.
Call Reid Edelman at 468-3172 for more information.

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will begin on April 16, 2018 and continue through May 17.

PERFORMANCES:
May 18 & 19, 2018
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM
Mendocino College Little Theatre

Purchase Tickets Online
Tickets also available at the Mendocino College Bookstore, the Mendocino Book Company and at the door as available.

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