FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN to Make West Coast Debut at Marin Theatre Company, 8/14-9/7
Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power will make its West Coast premiere with Marin Theatre Company, directed by Derrick Sanders (Fences) and running August 14 - September 7, 2014, with an Opening Night slated for Tuesday, August 19. Previews: Thursday, August 14 - Sunday, August 17. Casting to be announced.
One snuck in the back door, so the other could walk in the front. Why would the shining son of the Nation of Islam seek help from one of the most vilified figures of black American culture? In this knockout new play, San Francisco native and hip-hop theater pioneer Will Power investigates an unlikely friendship of the Civil Rights Era - young heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali and disgraced actor Stepin Fetchit.
Performance Days: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm; Wed 7:30 pm; Sun 7:00 pm. Matinees: Every Sun 2:00 pm | Sat 6/14 & 6/28, 2:00 pm | Thu 6/19, 1:00 pm Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times. All shows play the Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Prices: $37-$58. Discounts available: RUSH tickets: $20, available one hour prior to show, based on availability; Under 30: $20, all performances; Senior discounts: $4 off, all performances; Military personnel, their families & US veterans: $5 off, all performances, must show ID. For group sales, contact Julie Knight, (415) 388-5200, ext. 3302
"MTC Engaged" invites patrons to join MTC's artistic staff, designers and casts in conversation.
After Words - A member of MTC's artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) hosts a Q&A talk back after every performance, except Saturdays and Opening and Closing Nights.
MTC Engaged Special Events:
• Community Lecture Series - FREE public lectures by MTC artistic staff, all start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
- Wed, 5/2, 1:00 pm - Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Road, San Rafael
- More TBA
• Perspectives: pre-show topical lecture: Thur 6/19, 12:00 p.m.
ACCESS: "MTC All Access" strives to make theater accessible to all audiences. For visually impaired patrons, Large Print playbills are available at the box office at all performances and Braille playbills are available with two-weeks advance notice through partnership with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To request a Braille playbill, call MTC's Box Office, (415) 388-5208, or use the California Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing "711." For hearing impaired patrons, amplified sound Listening Devices are available.
ABOUT MTC: Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area's premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our 231-seat main stage theater, as well as a five-show Theater Series for Young Audiences (in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theatre) in our 99-seat studio theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, readings and workshops by the nation's best emerging playwrights and membership in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 8,500 students from over 50 Bay Area schools each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.