The Monterey County Theatre Alliance promotes awareness and appreciation of the quality and diversity of local live theatre by acting as a liaison between venues, artists and the public.
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The 5th Annual Play Reading Series.
​Sep 20 - 23
The 5th Annual Play Reading Series. Paper Wing Gallerie Stage

 The 7 playwrights chosen to participate in this year's 5th Annual Play Reading Series are:
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"Peace Be With You" by Eric Eberwein is the pounding, relentless story of Lee, a young man entering the U.S. Marine Corps. We escort Lee along his transformation and feel the tightening cords of love, duty, and purpose binding him. We see an honest unraveling of the effects the military has on America's youth.
 
"After the Sermon" by Nina Solomita twists and turns the audience on their ear as we frantically follow Maggie the Minister through the blurring lines of reality and fiction. Guided along by none other than 1950's TV star George Burns, we discover if she will forge through towards greener pastures... or stay in the ever circling labyrinth that entangles her mind.
 
"My Name Is...." by David Norum   A set of monologues about a story of Annie and her struggles and a court trial with domestic violence. Based on a true story.
 
"The Gorgon's Gaze" by Mark Cunningham   A mythical tale of Prince Perseus and his pursuit to save his mother from a horrid king. But all is not what it seem when he meets Medusa and finds the meaning behind her turning into a beast. Full of Gods and Goddesses this is the tale we all know and love.
 
"A Slow Waltz in a Southern Clime" by Lee Brady... A play about lies and how they harm and destroy relationships. Each of the characters lie, both big and small to achieve their goals.
 
"To My Children's Father" by Gary Goldstein... A dramedy about an ailing older man's contentious last days with his son, daughter and third wife and the life-changing twist of fate that occurs.
 
 "The Monkey King" by Chris McElwain is the story of a magical being (later know as the monkey king/Sun WuKong/great sage heaven's equal) created from an ancient stone obelisk struck by lightning and his exploits to try to cheat death and gain godly power believing he is superior to all things.
MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940

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

"American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose
Sep 22 - Oct 7 
  As Juan José feverishly studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country’s toughest times. American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and  truth.

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

 An Evening of Monologues
Sep 22
Come and enjoy an evening of comedy and drama as Monterey Actors showcase their talents. This is truly a one of a kind event with solo performances from Monterey’s best!
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.


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

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
The Lusty Adventures of Tom Jones
Sept 28 – Oct  14

​​The Lusty Adventures of Tom Jones
freely adapted by Jon Jory based on the the classic novel by Henry Fielding Directed by Ken Kelleher, in the Outdoor Forest Theater

BASED ON THE 1963 ACADEMY AWARD BEST PICTURE

PacRep's annual Forest Theatre offering is a rollicking and naughty adaptation of Henry Fielding’s ribald classic Tom Jones.  Abandoned as a child to the care of Squire Allworthy, Tom Jones is now all grown up and launched into the bewildering romantic world. He falls madly in love with the virtuous Sophia Western -- but Sophia's father is determined to keep the two apart.

In his pursuit of true love, the well-intentioned Tom finds himself the object of female attention and romantic complication. But will these  misadventures permanently jeopardize his chances with Sophia? Tom Jones is a bawdy and rollicking comedy for the stage that will have the audience in stitches.
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MCTA Producing Member
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)

School House Rock
Oct 5 - 20


The stage lights up as a teacher, nervous about the first day of school, wins over the class with a special brand of education that rocks! Parents will remember the Saturday morning cartoons from back in the day and kids will discover that learning can be fun! 
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 Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

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Rocky Horror Show
Oct 12 - Nov 3
​And Oct 31
 Rocky Horror Show  on the Main Stage

Let's do the TIME WARP again! Directed by legendary "Franknfurter" actor, Lj Brewer
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MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940

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

Coriolanus
​Oct 18 - Nov 4

 Coriolanus
by William Shakespeare,  Circle Theatre,  Directed by Ken Kelleher
 
PacRep continues its exploration of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a new and relevant adaptation of Coriolanus, a timely political piece that deals with the violent and messy beginnings of democracy, and a powerful commentary on class politics and the nature of patriotism.
 
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. Now he must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie  in a new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor widens every day.

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MCTA Producing Member
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)

An Interview with Lady Di"
Aug 23 and Aug 31
"An Interview with Lady Di" Staged Reading By Carol Marquart

Diana, Princess of Wales, is at a turning point in her life.
Not yet officially separated from her husband, Prince
Charles, Diana has invited “downmarket” tabloid writer,
Jayne Morgan, to Kensington Palace for what she calls, “a
girlie talk.” They gossip. They share a few off-colored
jokes. Diana is everything Jayne imagined her to be:
charming, down-to-earth, glamorous and witty. Then things
get serious. At the end of the interview comes an unexpected
revelation.
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MCTA Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]
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Performance dates:
Friday, October 12 OLLIE (CSUMB building at Ryan Ranch) 1:30 pm
Thursday, October 25 Sally Griffin Center, Pacific Grove 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 7, Carmel Foundation, Carmel 2:30 pm

  
For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
Legacy of Light 

Oct 27 - Nov 11
"Legacy of Light" By Karen Zacarias Western Stage STUDIO THEATRE
 
An intellectual joyride confronting a universal question
 
Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. Legacy of Light juxtaposes the story of an 18th Century mathematician and scientist, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.  Legacy of Light, equates the laws of physical science with human love and uses magical realism in some dreamlike moments to draw together serendipitous stories.

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

  
2018 Monterey County Live Theater


October


 Oct12 “An Interview With Lady Di”, Living History Company
   
Oct 25 “An Interview With Lady Di”, Living History Company
 
November
   
Nov 2 - 3 "Three Piggy Opera."  Ariel Theatrical

Nov 7 “An Interview With Lady Di”, Living History Company

Nov 8 - Nov 24 "Terms of Use", by Patrick M Brennan. Chosen from the 2017 Reading Series* Paper Wing Gallerie Stage
  
Nov 10 - Dec 8 "The Drowsy Chaperone" Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar Western Stage  Main Stage, Nov 17 {GALA}
 
Nov 15 -  Dec 23 "Mama Mia"  Pacific Repertory Theatre
 
Nov 30 - Dec 15  "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."   Ariel Theatrical
 
December

  
Dec 7 - 29 "Steel Magnolias", by Robert Harling. Paper Wing Main Stage

Check back for 2019 Theater Seasons