Main Street Theatre Works Announces Its 2017 Summer Season

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, starting with Doublewide, Texas, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, directed by Allen Pontes. Haywood Sloggett, the curmudgeon from across the road, who loathes their "trailer-trash" ways, especially their keeping a life-size illuminated nativity scene up year 'round, plagues the residents of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas. But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they, and their way of life, have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by "the big guys." The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, and you'll double over with laughter! Doublewide, Texas runs June 23rd - July 22nd.

From rollicking comedy to an Arthur Miller classic, MSTW is proud to present The Crucible, directed by Susan McCandless. Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: When the girls of this small, devout town, under the malign spell of their ringleader Abigail Williams, accuse countless decent people of witchcraft, fear, anger and injustice rip apart the village. Only gradually does it become clear that Abigail has her own motives for revenge. Arthur Miller's explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s, and remains one of his most enduring classics. It has the intensity of a thriller, but is also a cautionary tale of extremism that can lead to dangerous mass hysteria. The Crucible runs August 11th - September 9th.

Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally oriented theatre company, performing in the heart of Amador County. Now entering its 23rd season, MSTW continues to be dedicated to bringing professional and community theatre artists together to produce classical and contemporary plays, striving for a balance that stimulates both artists and audiences.

The setting for the amphitheatre is truly spectacular. Located on the Kennedy Mine property, patrons walk past an old tailing wheel (used when the mine was in operation), across an old bridge, into a grass-covered, terraced bowl, surrounded by majestic oaks. There the stage is set for picnicking and enjoying professional quality productions. You are truly sitting on a gold mine, enjoying theatre under the stars.

Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, with gates opening at 6:30, show starting at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with picnics, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 N. Main Street in Jackson.

Performance Dates and Times

Fridays and Saturdays

Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics. Show starts at 8:00pm.

Doublewide, Texas

June 23rd - July 22nd

The Crucible

August 11th - September 9th

Ticket Prices

Adults - $20.00

Seniors: $17.50

Students/Children 18 & under - $12.00

Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $54.00

Tickets available at the gate, Hein & Company in Jackson or on-line at

www.mstw.org

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