Upcoming Performances

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“To enter a theatre for a performance is to be inducted into a magical space, to be ushered into the sacred arena of the imagination.”

~ Simon Callow, Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Come enjoy outstanding live performances in our intimate venue!

 

(Pssssssst! keep reading for more detailed news about the 2019 Season Lineup!)

 

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I and You: October 4 – 20, 2019

I and You

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Kelly Kesey

I and You is a two-person show starring Aria Silveira as Caroline and  Oscar Montelongo Medina as Anthony. Aria attends Willits High School and recently acted in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at WCT.  Oscar has performed at SPACE, Ukiah Players Theater, Mendocino College and the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

The play is a tribute to youth, life, love and the mystery of human connectedness. It is a searing drama that pries open the shell of pretense to get at the hurt and the hope that lies within us all. It takes the audience through amazing twists and turns, and leaves the viewer re-evaluating the play that they have just seen, pondering the impact of choices they have made, questioning their beliefs and most importantly, holding on to their long-lost dreams. It is not to be missed. 

The story: 

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, with an urgent request for her help with a high school English project. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months and was not expecting this intrusion. Her quick witted and cynical nature sharply contrasts with Anthony’s boy-next-door persona, which creates intense, touching and sometimes hysterical dialogue. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane school project unlocks the much deeper mystery that has brought them together. 

Director Kelly Kesey has been involved in theatre since her teenage years. Her most memorable roles include Angie Graziano in the Mafia comedy Breaking Legs, Melissa Gardner in Love letters, Kitty Fleming in The Angel of Chatham Square, Glorie in Grace and Glorie and all three female roles – Elaine Navazio, Bobbi Michele and Jeanette Fisher – in Neil Simon’s late 60s comedy, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. This show will be Kelly’s first venture into the role of “Director”.

I and You is one of the more powerful plays written by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson, who, although she has not yet reached her fortieth birthday, has already had more than twenty works produced. According to Wikipedia, Gunderson is currently recognized as America’s most produced living playwright. 

Her work includes witty historical dramas about women in science (Emilie, Silent Sky, Ada and the Engine), political comedies (Exit, Pursued by a Bear, The Taming, The Revolutionists), and poetic explorations of death and legacy, such as The Book of Will and this offering by the Willits Community Theatre. 

I and You opens October 4, and in addition will play October 5, 10,11, 12 and 13, and 17, 18, 19 and 20. Evening shows are at 7:30; Sunday shows at 2 p.m.; the show on Thursday October 10 is a fundraiser supporting the William F. Harrah Senior Center; for tickets to that show call Pat Collins at 459-4594. 

 

First Saturday October 5th will be our Annual Donors Gala Performance.

Our treasured Donors will enjoy a performance just for them, with free admission, and first choice of reserved seating. If you are not already part of this exclusive group and wish to join with a Tax Deductible contribution, please let us know by using the Contact Page on this website, calling Chrystina at the Theatre Office at 707-459-0895 or by email wct@willitsonline.com

 

Tickets for all other shows are available in person at Mazahar, 38 South Main St in Willits, online at brownpapertickets.com, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. 

 

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4337435

Director, Kelly Kesey
Note: All Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Perfomances in 2019 will begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2 pm. 

Tickets for all Performances at WCT (other than First Thursdays) will be available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets also available:

In Person at Mazahar,

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

Also at the door if not sold out.

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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Twelfth Night: Nov 1-17, 2019
Director: Billy Hetherington
Twelfth Night, or What You Will, is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia.
Note: All Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Perfomances in 2019 will begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2 pm. 

 

 

Tickets for all Performances at WCT (other than First Thursdays) will be available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets also available:

In Person at Mazahar,

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

Also at the door if not sold out.

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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Sneak Preview: 2020 Season!!

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  • February 7 – 23, 2020
  • Doubt
  • Directed by Steve Marston
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  • April 10 – 26, 2020
    The Winter’s Tale
    Directed by Mike A’Dair
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June 12-28, 2020 
Painting Churches
Directed by Ellen Weed
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    • June 30 – August 9, 2020
    • Youth Camp
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October 2 – 18, 2020

Wait Until Dark

Directed by Mathew Caine
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  • December 4 – 20, 2020
Send in the Elves 
Directed by Robert Ford

Thank you to Les Schwab Tire Center of Willits and NC Financial

for underwriting our 2019 season!

And Thanks to our Season Sponsors

Ace Copy Center, J.D. Redhouse, Savings Bank of Mendocino County and Yokum’s Body Shop