THE WHIPPING MAN to Make Bay Area Premiere at Marin Theatre, 3/28-4/21
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by BWW News Desk
The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez will make its Bay Area premiere with the Marin Theatre Company in a production co-produced by Virgina Stage Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. Directed by Jasson Minadakis, the show will feature L. Peter Callender,* Nicholas Pelczar* and Tobie Windham* and will run March 28 - April 21, 2013, with opening night set for Tuesday, April 2, and previews from Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 31.
Performance Days: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm; Wed 7:30 pm; Sun 7:00 pm. Matinees: Every Sun 2:00 pm | Sat 4/6 & 4/20, 2:00 pm | Thu 4/11, 1:00 pm. Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times. All performances take place at Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif.
Days after the Emancipation Proclamation, two former slaves find themselves caring for their former owner's son, a Confederate captain who was seriously wounded during the final battle of the Civil War. When the three Jewish men then share an uneasy, improvised Seder to mark Passover, they discover that, though they are no longer tied by ownership, they remain tied by faith, history and explosive secrets. | Winner of the New York Outer Critics Circle's 2011 John Gassner Playwriting Award
Tickets are $36-$57, details follow (discounts available for Seniors and those Under 30). Previews: $36 all. Opening Night & Sat Evenings: $52 side | $57 center. Tues: $36 | $41. Wed, Thu, Sun Evenings & Matinees: $41 | $46. Fri: $47 | $52.
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. 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 Saturday matinees and evenings, and Opening and Closing Nights.
MTC Engaged Special Events:
- Theater Lecture Series at Mill Valley Public Library: FREE public lecture by MTC artistic staff, 375 Throckmorton Ave., 3/20, 7:30 p.m.
- After Words: post-show interview with special guest: Sun 3/31, 2:00 p.m.
- Director's Night: post-show conversation with director: Wed 4/3 & 4/17
- Theater Lecture Series at Belvedere-Tiburon Library: FREE public lecture by MTC artistic staff; 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon; 4/9, 7:30 p.m.
- Perspectives: pre-show topical lecture: Thu 4/11, 12:00 p.m.
"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, Digital playbills that are compatible with screen reader software are available online starting one week before the first performance of a production, 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.
Founded in 1967, 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 intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American Playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation's best emerging playwrights and a leadership position in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students each year.
* member, Actor's Equity Association