As we look forward to 2022, MCT has four shows in store for our audiences that are sure to bring you all the feels!
February brings Cocktails with Mr. Volstead, a 1920s musical revue sure to chase the winter blues away. Creator Tom Hall and music director Irene Kipp have compiled music you know and love from George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin and many more. It is sung and played by talented local artists and musicians. Add sparkly dancers and a fun speakeasy vibe and you have a perfect night out. Cocktails with Mr. Volstead takes place February 4-13, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at mct1967.square.site.
Spring and Summer Facets of Love
March 11-13 brings another play created by a local playwright. Joshua Searle-White’s It’s Not All About Sex (Or Is It?) is a hilarious, no-holds-barred romp through relationships, sexuality, and consent in our modern world. One weekend only, tickets go on sale February 14.
Ted Watts, Jr brings Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love to the MCT stage April 29 through May 8. The scene is a stark motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert. May, a disheveled young woman, sits dejectedly on a rumpled bed while Eddie, a rough-spoken rodeo performer, crouches in a corner fiddling with his riding gear. When he attempts to console May, who is distressed by Eddie’s frequent absences and love affairs, she seems, at first, to soften—but then she suddenly attacks him. As the recriminations pour out, and the action becomes at times physically violent, the desperate nature of their relationship becomes apparent—they cannot get along with, or without, one another, yet neither can subdue their burning passion.
The season closes with a musical, Ordinary Days. Music and lyrics written by Adam Gwon and directed for MCT by Mitchell King, Ordinary Days is presented June 3-12. Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
Feelings run the gamut this season, the perfect way to welcome you back to our theater!