Mason City Community Theatre present:

August 2018 – URINETOWN (MUSICAL)

Playscript by Oscar Wilde
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Directed by Katy Slaven

THE STORY: In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must

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October 2017 – A Streetcar Named Desire

Playscript by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Neil Moe

THE STORY: This renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her husband, Stanley, in New Orleans. Blanche’s flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who
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March 2018 – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Playscript by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Lynnea Fredrickson

THE STORY: The most famous of Oscar Wilde’s comedies, this is the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Earnest to escape their tiresome lives. Things start to go awry when they end

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May 2018 – THE UNDERPANTS

Playscript by Carl Sternheim and Steve Martin
Directed by Sarah Raymond

THE STORY: This wild satire was adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks
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August 2017 – Noises Off

Playscript by Michael Frayn
Directed by Tom Ballmer

THE STORY: Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of

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April 2017 – The Big Five-OH

Playscript by Brian Mitchell
Directed by Brian Bauer

THE STORY: Whoever said life is better after fifty had better be right! George Thomas is turning fifty on Saturday, and it has been a terrible week.
His dog is sick, his son is a slacker, and his daughter wants to marry

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February 2017 – Curious Savage

Playscript by John Patrick
Directed by Lorra HalliwellTHE STORY: Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now
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November 2016 – After the Fall

Playscript by Arthur Miller
Directed by James Eilders

THE STORY: Quentin emerges, moves forward and seats himself on the edge of the stage and begins to talk, like a man confiding in a friend. In the background are key figures in his life, and they move in and out of

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July/August 2016 – The Laramie Project

THE STORY: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days

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June 2016 – 45 Seconds from Broadway

Playscript by Neil Simon – Directed by Matt Kono

THE STORY: From America’s master of Contemporary Broadway Comedy, here is another revealing comedy behind the scenes in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea

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