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.
 The Listening Place Readers Theater presents FOXFIRE, a play with music.  Based on the short story written by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn, it was produced on Broadway and then made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame feature presentation.  The setting is Raburn County, Georgia.    Annie Nations has spent her whole life in the Blue Ridge mountains with her husband, Hector.   Gone 5 years now and buried back in the orchard, he’s never far away…slipping into her thoughts, watching her do her chores and still thinking he knows best.  With her youngest son and a local developer urging her to sell, Annie is caught between the traditions of the past and pressures of modern life. 
"Foxfire"
Apr 27, 28, May 5

call
(831) 424-6645​-
MCTA Producing Member

The Listening Place Reader Theatre

Linda Hancock, Producer
 831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
http://www.thelisteningplace.org

Directed by Linda Hancock and Performed by Richard Boynton, Philip Pearce, Susan Keenan, Kalyn Schubnell and Robert Colter.    ​

Two Sundays:  April 28th and May 5th at 1:30 pm
Monterey Museum of Art,
559 Pacific Street.
Free to MMA members, free to non members with $10 Museum Admission at door

One Saturday: April 27th at 2pm
Long Valley Theater,  
National Steinbeck Center,
One Main Street, Salinas

No advance reservation.  For further information call Linda Hancock 831-424-6645 



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The Murder of Rasputin
Staged Reading
July 18, 28 
AN EVENING WITH DOROTHY PARKER
   By Carol Marquart,  A Staged Reading

This is a story of the murder of Grigori Efimevich Rasputin on December 17, 1916.  A simple Siberian peasant, Rasputin was many things to many people.  To his daughter, Maria, he was a holy but imperfect man.  To his assassin Prince Felix Yusupov, he was an imposter and the Antichrist who crawled out of the dark ages.  To The Tsarina Alexandra, he was Father Grigory, her savior and an envoy from God.  What was the source of Rasputin’s power, and why did his gruesome murder mark the beginning of the end of Tsarist Russia?  This staged{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bif%20gte%20vml%201%5D%3E%3Cv%3Ashapetype%0A%20id%3D%22_x0000_t75%22%20coordsize%3D%2221600%2C21600%22%20o%3Aspt%3D%2275%22%20o%3Apreferrelative%3D%22t%22%0A%20path%3D%22m%404%405l%404%4011%409%4011%409%405xe%22%20filled%3D%22f%22%20stroked%3D%22f%22%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Astroke%20joinstyle%3D%22miter%22%2F%3E%3Cv%3Aformulas%3E%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22if%20lineDrawn%20pixelLineWidth%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%400%201%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%200%200%20%401%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%402%201%202%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%403%2021600%20pixelWidth%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%403%2021600%20pixelHeight%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%400%200%201%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%406%201%202%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%407%2021600%20pixelWidth%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%408%2021600%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%407%2021600%20pixelHeight%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%4010%2021600%200%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Aformulas%3E%3Cv%3Apath%20o%3Aextrusionok%3D%22f%22%20gradientshapeok%3D%22t%22%20o%3Aconnecttype%3D%22rect%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Co%3Alock%20v%3Aext%3D%22edit%22%20aspectratio%3D%22t%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Ashapetype%3E%3Cv%3Ashape%20id%3D%22officeArt_x0020_object%22%20o%3Aspid%3D%22_x0000_s1026%22%0A%20type%3D%22%23_x0000_t75%22%20style%3D'position%3Aabsolute%3Bmargin-left%3A35pt%3Bmargin-top%3A22pt%3B%0A%20width%3A202pt%3Bheight%3A249pt%3Bz-index%3A1%3Bvisibility%3Avisible%3Bmso-wrap-style%3Asquare%3B%0A%20mso-wrap-distance-left%3A12pt%3Bmso-wrap-distance-top%3A12pt%3B%0A%20mso-wrap-distance-right%3A12pt%3Bmso-wrap-distance-bottom%3A12pt%3B%0A%20mso-position-horizontal%3Aabsolute%3Bmso-position-horizontal-relative%3Apage%3B%0A%20mso-position-vertical%3Aabsolute%3Bmso-position-vertical-relative%3Apage'%0A%20wrapcoords%3D%220%200%200%2021600%2021600%2021600%2021600%200%200%200%22%20strokeweight%3D%221pt%22%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Astroke%20miterlimit%3D%224%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Aimagedata%20src%3D%22file%3A%2F%2F%2FC%3A%5CUsers%5CANDREA~1%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_image001.jpg%22%0A%20%20o%3Atitle%3D%22%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Cw%3Awrap%20type%3D%22through%22%20anchorx%3D%22page%22%20anchory%3D%22page%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Ashape%3E%3C!%5Bendif%5D%2D%2D%3E{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bif%20!vml%5D%2D%2D%3E {cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bendif%5D%2D%2D%3E reading is not only about a murder but about the end of an empire!

Public is invited.

1:30 pm in MPC Lecture Forum (LF) 103.  FREE.  Parking at MPC is $3.00.

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
MCTA  Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]

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An Evening with Dorothy Parker
Staged Reading
May 8, 15, 17

  
AN EVENING WITH DOROTHY PARKER
                                                                                                            By Carol Marquart
 
Dorothy Parker - poet, screenwriter, playwright, writer of short stories and fierce drama/literary critic for Vogue and the New Yorker.  She got her start with the Algonquin literary roundtable and was a pivotal player during the Jazz Age of the Roaring Twenties.  Famous for her "black and blue" verse, her razor-wire wit, her rocky romances and her suicide attempts, Dorothy Parker lives on in this three-person staged reading by Carol Marquart
 
Carol Marquart, playwright, is fascinated with the lives of famous people and revolutionary thinkers.  Using local actors, she has written and presented her staged readings all over the Monterey Peninsula. Her character studies include Diana, Princess of Wales, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mark Twain,  The Duchess of Windsor, William Randolph Hearst, J. Paul Getty, Bette Davis, Louella Parsons, Hedda Hopper, Mabel Dodge Luhan and Rasputin!
 
  
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MCTA Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]

Public is invited.
  
Performance Dates:

May 8Wednesday, 2:30 pm, Carmel Foundation
May 15 Wednesday, 2:00 pm, Sally Griffin Center
May 17  Friday, 10:00 am pm OLLIE

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
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
 
 Improv at the The Lab, Carmel Barnyard
Apr 27

PG-13Using audience suggestions and volunteers, this show is guaranteed to be laugh-out-loud funny.  This is an evening that you're sure to remember for years to come!. 

This month join Monterey Comedy Improv at The Lab, 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel-by-the-Sea, above the Carmel Valley Roasting Company (831) 236-2032
 buy tickets

MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:1120 Alameda Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Montereycomedyimprov.com
various venues

 
Comedy Improv in the Forest!
May 25
The Forest Theater Guild presents a guest visit by Monterey Comedy Improv.

Tragedy, comedy, or contemporary culture?  It makes no difference to the Monterey Comedy Improv.
The troupe will take suggestions from the audience on a wide range of subjects to create a series of scenes and skits using whatever props are at hand.


Using audience suggestions and volunteers, this show is guaranteed to be laugh-out-loud funny.  This is an evening that you're sure to remember for years to come!. 
 buy tickets
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MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:1120 Alameda Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Montereycomedyimprov.com
various venues
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MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)

 
Comedy Improv at the Carl Cherry

Tragedy, comedy, or contemporary culture?  It makes no difference to the Monterey Comedy Improv.

The troupe will take suggestions from the audience on a wide range of subjects to create a series of scenes and skits using whatever props are at hand.

Monterey Comedy Improv is the only troupe on the Central Coast to perform short form improvisational theater.  The show typically features plenty of audience participation, so be sure to leave your inhibitions at the door!
Tickets are $15, available through brownpapertickets.com  or by calling (831) 624-7491.
 buy tickets
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MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:1120 Alameda Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Montereycomedyimprov.com
various venues
​​
MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)

MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone, Producer
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
Venue:   : Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
MCTA Producing Member
  
Suzanne Sturn, Producer
[email protected]; 831-662-2238.
  
MCTA Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Venue: Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491
MCTA Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Venue: Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491