Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Main Street Theatre Works Announces the Cancellation of Their 2020 Summer Season

 “Kong’s Night Out” and “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody”

Jackson, CA  (May 25, 2020) – It is with great disappointment, but necessary responsibility, that Main Street Theatre Works is cancelling our 2020 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We were so looking forward to the fun shows we’d picked for the season ~ Kong’s Night Out and A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody ~ and to working with our amazing casts and crew. But fear not! We will be presenting both of these shows in our 2021 Summer Season. Both fo our casts have been invited back to perform next year and, as of now, all have made the commitment .

As you can imagine, losing our two summer productions is a great hardship on our company, not only financially but from a morale standpoint. We get such pleasure performing at the beautiful Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre for our amazing patrons, and we know you enjoy watching theatre under the stars. If you have purchased single or season tickets for the 2020 Summer Season via PayPal on our website, we hope you’ll consider donating your ticket purchase to the theatre, or rolling over the purchase for our 2021 Summer season. If you’ve paid cash or know that you’d like a refund, please contact us at treasurer@mstw.org.

That all said, to help us all get through this uncertain financial time, we are planning an event that we hope will satisfy our artistic needs, your entertainment needs, and will help our financial needs.

JUNE 20 FUNDRAISER: "Kong's Night IN"

To tease next summer’s show, Kong’s Night Out, we’re putting together a fun virtual fundraising event called Kong’s Night IN!” Our cast is getting together to do a staged reading of just the first act of Kong’s Night Out (we don’t want to spoil the ending for next year). The staged reading will be shown on Facebook, Saturday, June 20th at 7:00pm as a live event, and it will also be broadcast on KVGC Radio 1340AM, or 96.5 FM, in Amador County. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, All Sierra Roofing and Toma & Associates, Inc.

There will be an opportunity for you to make a donation throughout the performance, and we hope you’ll support us just as you would have during the summer.  As an added bonus, Associate Artistic Director, Julie Anchor will have a live interview with Jack Neary, the playwright of Kong’s Night Out, to find out what his process was in writing this crazy play, and if he’s a true fan of the 1933 film.

If you make a donation before June 12th, we’ll send you a bag of microwave popcorn to enjoy during “Kong’s Night IN”. Just make sure we have your mailing address. Watch our website and Facebook page for more specifics as we get closer to the June 20th event.

Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally oriented theatre company, performing in the heart of Amador County. Now entering its 26th 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.

During a normal Summer Season, the setting at 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. We look forward to seeing you back there next summer.

“Kong’s Night IN!”

Virtual Fundraising Event

Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm

 Facebook Live & On KVGC 1340 / 96.5 FM

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