Mission Statement:  The Monterey County Theatre Alliance is dedicated to promoting the quality, diversity and community of local live theatre and of the theatre artists in Monterey County.
Now Playing This Month
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
May 5 to Jun 3
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM by William Shakespeare. (directed by Beverly Van Pelt) - May 5th through June 3rd on the Main Stage.   
Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia's father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter. According to Athenian law, Hermia is given four days to choose between Demetrius, life in a nunnery, or a death sentence. Hermia, ever defiant, chooses to escape with Lysander into the surrounding forest where complications.Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of Fairies, are in a dispute over a boy Titania has adopted. Oberon instructs his servant Puck to bring him magic love drops, which Oberon will sprinkle on the Queen's eyelids as she sleeps, whereupon Titania will fall in love with the first creature she sees. Add a band of rude mechanichals rehearsing and.."I hope here in a play fitted!"​
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MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY, HOFFMAN

320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940


MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)

Betrayal
May 11 - 28
  Betrayal
by Harold Pinter
Directed by Ken Kelleher
Starring Julie Hughett

Master playwright Harold Pinter explores the shifting balance of power within a love triangle. Filled with taut drama and deception, the story unfolds in reverse chronology as we take this treacherous journey with characters who are compelling and brimming with human frailty.  Passionate, explosive and surprisingly funny, Betrayal is considered one of Pinter’s most innovative and influential works, certain to provoke lively discussion long after the curtain falls. Reviewing the 2013 Broadway revival, Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune wrote “Betrayal is Pinter’s most personal and intimate drama…remarkably timeless.” 
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PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
(831)622-0100 Fax: (831)622-0703

P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922


MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

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​​Pink Flamingo Comedy Open Mic Night​​
May 26

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Date: May 26th, at 7:30p – Calling all comedians , The Pink Flamingo is having its second Open Mic night for comedians only. No experience necessary, being fun is a plus! The fun begins at 7:30, sign ups begin at 645p. Tickets for audience only is $10 at the door and sold out last month! Any questions? Call 831-238-2399
 This Comedy Open Mic Night will be a Fund Raiser to help with medical expenses for one of my best friend's daughter, Morgan Sisley, who is fighting a brave battle with Cancer. Morgan graduated in December with her BSN RN and in April was diagnosed with a rare form of adominal cancer. She is fighting for her life.

Come and join us for an evening to help this faimily, whether you are a Comedian or just want to be part of the audience. In lieu of the $10 admission, this evening will be stictly on a donation basis! All proceeds will go to the Sisley Family. Refreshments will be provided, laughs will be provided, all we need is YOU!

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MCTA Producing Member

THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

Pirate Booty written by Carmel local Todd Weaver is a rollicking, audience participation tale about the antics of pirates and mermaids as they embark on a treasure hunt. With the call-and-response format, this production is sure to entertain the entire family. 

Update: due to circumstances beyond our control, Pirate Booty opens on June 2.
Pirate Booty
Jun 2 - Jun 18 
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MCTA Producing Member
Forest Theatre Guild
Monterey YMCA and Outdoor Forest Theater
(831) 626-1681
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2325 Carmel, CA 93921
www.foresttheaterguild.org


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  Pink Flamingo Story Smack-Down
June 2
  Storytellers are free.
 
$10 for audience members, refreshments are free.
 
True stories told live!  In the style of NPR's Moth Radio, come and tell us you story with only 3 rules, it has to be true to you, no longer then 10 minutes and no notes! Winner receives $25 and a prized Pink Flamingo mug!
 
Call 831-238-2399 for more information.
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MCTA Producing Member

THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

4th Annual Play Reading Festival
June 7 - 11 
 Paper Wing Fourth Annual Summer Play Reading Festival, in Paper Wing's  Gallerie Theatre, 320 Hoffman Ave. in Monterey.
 
This year's festival presents eleven original unpublished plays, with a little bit for everyone, drama, comedy, syfy, horror, mystery, history.
 
Four plays, called "works in progress" will be presented in workshop format, where the director can put the play on its feet, make changes on the fly, add a little improvisation, to improve the play, whatever he decides. .
 
The remaining "Production Ready" plays will be presented in a typical reader's theatre format.  After just one rehearsal, actors sit  and  read the play in front of an audience. After the reading, the audience and actors can give  feedback, comments and suggestions directly to the playwright.
 
A $25 Festival season pass, admission to the entire Festival, is available by clicking the "buy Festival Pass" button above, or at the door.Admission to individual readings or workshops is $5 at the door.
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MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY, HOFFMAN

320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940


MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)

Play Schedule
 
June 7, 7:00 - 10:00  Let’s Kill the Bitch  (Workshop) Wednesday,
Written by Mark Cunningham, Directed by Mark Cunningham
 
Synopsis: Four men who have been friends since childhood meet in a secluded cabin for an annual hunting trip. After one of the men tries to convince the others help kill the unpleasant wife he’s brought along, old wounds reopen and events spiral out of control.
 
Thursday, June 8, 7:00-10:00  5 Old Norwegian Women (Workshop) 
Written by Lee Brady, Directed by Heather Flescher
 
Synopsis: While casting his play about characters from Ibsen and Strindberg, a young director finds himself attracted to Sandy, a married woman who works backstage. Meanwhile, his female cast members offer their own takes on the Bergmanesque play within a play.
 
Friday, June 9, 7:00pm - 10:00pm  Battle at Fallen Lake 
Written by Erik Roycraft, Directed by Erik Roycraft
 
Synopsis: The captain of a small military regiment in the upper Midwest enlists the estranged son of his late commander to help quell a group of Native American insurgents.
 
Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am - 12:00  Drift (Workshop) 
Written by Katherine Vondy, Directed by Katherine Vondy
 
Synopsis: A college geology professor brings his wife and teenage children along on a student's research trip. A decade later, the student must come to terms with the past; the family with their futures.
 
Saturday, June 10, 12:00 - 3:00pm  Harry and Maura  
Written by Elizabeth Flanagan, Directed by Heather Flescher
 
Synopsis: A recovering alcoholic with an unpaid gambling debt returns home presumably to take care of her father, though she’s actually on the run from loan sharks.
 
Saturday, June 10, 3:00pm - 6:00 pm  The Alien Occurrence 
Written by Stanley Toledo, Directed by Erin Davison
 
Synopsis: A husband who disappeared 30 years ago returns home to his disappointed wife, who continues to claim after his mysterious death that he had been abducted by space aliens. 
 
Saturday, June 10, 7:00pm - 10:00 pm  Timeless
Written by Raegan Payne, Directed by Mark Cunningham
 
Synopsis: After a team of scientists discovers the fountain of youth in a new stem cell procedure, one of its oldest members sets out to destroy the project before it becomes viable.
 
It Hits You When You Know it(Workshop) Sunday, June 11, 9:00 am - 12:00
Written by Elisa Manzini
 
Synopsis: When a group of friends gather ahead of a wedding, the celebration turns into drama after secrets are revealed and complications with the bride put the ceremony at risk.
 
Sunday, June 11, 12:00pm - 3:00 pm Terms of Use 
Written by Patrick Brennan , Directed by Erin Davison
 
Synopsis: A woman who wants to save her hacker brother from a dangerous obsession with virtual reality discovers he’s learned how to open a door to a realm darker than she could have ever imagined.
 
Sunday, June 11, 3:00 pm - 6:00pm Frankenstein for Three Women 
Written by  Marian Berges, Directed by Patrick Golden
 
Synopsis:  Against the advice of her receptionist and girlfriend, a plastic surgeon becomes obsessed with making a strange patient “perfect,” a decision with lethal consequences in this modern version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”
 
Sunday, June 11, 7:00pm - 10:00 pm  Adele and Tom: Portrait of a Marriage 
Written by  Ted Chiles, Directed by Erik Roycraft
 
Synopsis: A former professor’s writing success ignites a desire in his wife, an English professor and cancer survivor, to adopt a child -- an idea that seems in direct conflict with her personality and his structured life.
 ​Born Yesterday
​June 10 - Jul 2

  ​Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin is one of the longest running Broadway comedies of all time.
 
A dishonest scrap dealer, Harry Brock, brings his showgirl mistress, Billie Dawn to Washington, where he plans to bribe a Congressman. When her ignorance becomes a liability, he hires journalist Paul to educate her. In the process, Billie realizes how corrupt Harry really is. Still hilarious, still relevant.


 Our post show talk back series {reActions} for Born Yesterday, will be June 25. This is an informal Q & A session where audience members can engage with the cast and creative team directly after the performance.
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THE WESTERN STAGE
411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
Mailing address:
411 Central Ave. Salinas, CA 93901

http://www.westernstage.com
MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)


Producing Members
MCTA Producing Member
ARIEL THEATRICAL, INC.
The Wilson Children's Theatre
320 Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

Mailing address:
182 San Benancio Rd. Salinas, CA 93908​
http://www.arieltheatrical.org
MCTA Producing Member
PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel

Venues: The Golden Bough Theatre; The Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough, and Outdoor Forest Theatre, Carmel
(831)622-0100

Fax: (831)622-0703
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922
www.pacrep.org
MCTA Producing Member
THE WESTERN STAGE
411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Mailing address:
411 Central Ave. Salinas, CA 93901
http://www.westernstage.com
MCTA Producing Member
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE THEATRE CO.
980 Fremont St. Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-4213

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 761, Monterey CA 93942
http://www.mpctheatreco.com​

MCTA Producing Member
Tom Parks, Producer
(831) 625-9094
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1304
​Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
HOFFMAN
320 Hoffman, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 905-5684


Mailing address:
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940

www.paperwing.com
MCTA Producing Member
Backyard Productions
(831) 277-2550

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 256
Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
Forest Theatre Guild
Monterey YMCA and Outdoor Forest Theater
(831) 626-1681
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2325 Carmel, CA 93921​

www.foresttheaterguild.org
MCTA Producing Member
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
 

831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
MCTA Producing Member
A CAFFREY GIRL PRODUCTION
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399​
http://www.acaffreygirlproduction.com
MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​
www.pinkflamingotheater.org
MCTA Producing Member
THE WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332
https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater/
MCTA Producing Member
ACT-TWO PLAYERS
Fred Bologna, Producer
(831) 625-3408
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1078, Carmel, CA 93921
Venue: Pink Flamingo Theater
Affilates

MCTA Affiate Member

Dance Kids of
Monterey County 
Sunset Center, Cottage #17
San Carlos Street at 10th Ave.,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6225
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 622-9008
Fax: (831) 218-1293
Email: info@dancekids.org

http://dancekids.org/
MCTA Affiliate
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
www.carlcherrycenter.org
MCTA Affiliate
Actors Collective Media Entertainment
(831) 325-3534 (Cindy Womack ACME Associate)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 384
Aptos, CA 95001
Venues: Carl Cherry Center, The Western Stage

www.carlcherrycenter.org
MCTA Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Plays presented at Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491
MCTA Affiliate
Carmel Bay Players
Venue: The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831) 626-6796
MCTA Affiliate

Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323
http://www.epiphanymarina.org

MCTA Affiliate
Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium (HTAC)
(443) 630-5312
Mailing Address: 85 Ocean Pines Lane
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
www.h-tac.com
MCTA Affiliate
Rider McDowell

​For further information
(831) 915-9888
email: ridermc@sbcglobal.net
MCTA Affiliate
History Theatre Presents by
Carol Marquart

​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com
MCTA Affiliate
  
Heart 'A Fire Productions
Linda Dryden
ArtbySea@icloud.com
MCTA Affiliate
Shane Dallmann
CGP Productions
​For further information

email: remod66@hotmail.com