Upcoming Performances

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Come enjoy outstanding live performances in our intimate venue!

 

(Pssssssst! keep reading for more detailed news about the 2018 Season Lineup!)

 

The News We All Have Been Waiting For: (drum roll)

 

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 “Rapture Blister Burn”, a modern romantic drama with comedic overtones, opens at the Willits Community Theatre on February 16. Written by Gina Gionfriddo and directed by WCT veteran Mike A’Dair, the play provides an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th Century feminist ideals. The main action brings together two women, former schoolmates who have gone separate paths in life—Catherine who is a women’s studies professor and talk-show hit, and Gwen who is a stay-at-home mom who built a family with her husband.
    After decades, both women are unfulfilled, each in her opposite way, and each woman deeply covets the other’s life. When Catherine begins having an affair with Gwen’s husband Don, the action turns unforgettable. With playwright Gionfriddo’s trademark wit and searing insights, the play explores important ideas for what constitutes happiness for women and what they want from men. The play was a 2013 finalist for the Pulitizer Prize in drama. Director A’Dair says, “It’s a very intelligent play about how women can be feminists and also have a personal life that involves men.
    Staring in the WCT production are: Maheanani Phillips as Catherine who appears vulnerable over the shortcomings in her personal life and  ready to take a chance at romance; and Crystal Nezgoda as Gwen who is unhappy in her marriage and a recovering alcoholic looking critically at her life choices. Also appearing in the play are Colby Friend as Gwen’s cynical, pot-smoking husband Don, Ilena Pegan as a staunch feminist college student, and Virginia Hanley as Catherine’s mom, a voice from the older days who covets how things used to be for women. This first play in the WCT main stage line-up for 2018 is sure to be an engaging and timely kick-off for the new season.
    The production will run for three weeks from February 16 to March 4. Advance tickets are available in person at Mazahar, 38 S. Main St., Willits; online at brownpapertickets.com; or by phone 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets will also available at the door until sold out. The WCT playhouse is located at 37 W. Van Lane (behind Shanachie Pub).

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Last Of The Red Hot Lovers
April 20 – May 6
Playwright: Neil Simon
Director: Don Samson

It’s 1969 and Barney Cashman is watching the sexual revolution pass him by. “Life goes out of its way to ignore me,” complains the 53-year-old, long-married, New York seafood restaurant owner. Maybe it’s time to break out of the ho-hum hum-drum and have an affair like everyone else. But wait! Barney’s luck runs bad, as three lovely ladies, each with her own problems, send Barney’s amorous dreams into flaming ruin, each in her own unique and unpredictable way.

 

 

Rio Hondo
June 22—July 8
Playwright: Bill Robens
Director: Lee Stipe

A send-up of the spaghetti Western films of yesteryear, this Western parody was written by Bill Robens, the playwright who gave us the popular film noir spoof, Kill Me Deadly, which WCT presented in 2015. Rio Hondo is scheduled to coincide with Willits Frontier Days, so jump into your boots and vest and come on down for all the fun!

 

 

 

Visions From The Edge
Sept. 27 – Oct. 21

Hold on to your seats for this festival of four edgy, avant-garde plays. Not for the faint of heart. The festival will run for four weekends, Thursdays through Sundays. The plays will be paired, and each pair will play twice each weekend. That way, over a four- week period, each play will be performed eight times. The plays are:

Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams.
Director: Steve Marston
Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a conversation about the suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. As his story is slowly revealed, the women grapple toward an understanding of the courage that it takes to live.

Venus in Fur by David Ives.
Director: Lee Stipe
A beleaguered playwright/director is auditioning an actress to play the female lead in his adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs. As the audition unfolds, the roles of the all-
powerful, male director and the pleading, submissive,
female actress are switched. Venus in Fur is an erotic drama about the triumph of the Divine Feminine.

Blackbird by David Harrower.
Director: Matthew Caine
A young woman tracks down the middle-aged man who raped her 15 years previously, when he was 40 and she
was 12. Now she finds him alone in an empty warehouse
and confronts him with – a dilemma. An extraordinary, no- holds-barred drama, Blackbird never shies away from the brutal reality of the human animal.

Spoofing for Gordon by Duncan Battman.
Director: Gloriann Lucero
Ten years ago, a group of friends entered an agreement binding them all to assisted suicide in the event that any of them became terminally ill. Gordon is now in that position, and the friends gather at his house and agonize over what to do next.

 

 

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

November 30 – Dec 16
Playwright: Barbara Robinson
Directed by Robert Ford

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. It is mayhem – and fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. Adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, this classic play has become a holiday staple for groups across the country. Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and lots of laughs.

 

Tickets for all Performances at WCT will be available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.

BPT Ticket Sales Close 2 Hours Before the Show Begins, so get your tickets early, or at the door!

Tickets also available:

In Person at Mazahar,

by phone any time 1-800-838-3006.

Also at the door if not sold out.

Ticket prices are $20 for Friday and Saturday performances and $15 for Thursday and Sunday performances for main stage productions.

 

Advance tickets online, by 800# phone and at Mazahar close 2 hours before the show opens, so get your seats early or show up at the door to claim any unsold seats.

This series is all Reserved Seating.  If you wish to have Accessible Seating in “Row A” ~ no stairs ~ please make sure to select Row A seats when making your purchase.

For more information at any time, phone WCT at 707-459-0895 (leave a message) or email wct@willitsonline.com

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