Dinner and a Show benefit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2014

CALENDAR LISTING
Development

WHAT
Dinner and a Show benefit

WHO
Marin Theatre Company

WHEN
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – Performance of Lasso of Truth at MTC
4:00 p.m. – Post-show reception with cast and director of Lasso of Truth
5:00 p.m. – Travel to MTC benefactor’s home for dinner

WHERE
Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

ABOUT
Join Marin Theatre Company for “Dinner and a Show” to celebrate and support MTC’s artistic excellence and transformative education programs.

The day begins with a matinee performance of Lasso of Truth at MTC. This highly anticipated new play follows a young woman as she tries untangle the knotty history behind the comic character Wonder Woman and understand the impact of the feminist icon on both American pop culture and her own childhood. The performance will be followed by a brief post-show reception with cast members and MTC’s artistic director Jasson Minadakis (who also directed the show); light refreshments will be served. Then, each attendee will be given an invitation with directions to the private home of an MTC benefactor. Once there, attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner with 6 to 12 others. All proceeds benefit Marin Theatre Company’s artistic and education programs. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

TICKETS
$125 per person - or - $100 for MTC subscribers who move their tickets to March 9.
Support MTC by sponsoring the event at $200.

CONTACT
marintheatre.org | 415.322.6035 | tarak@marintheatre.org

ABOUT LASSO OF TRUTH
National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
By Carson Kreitzer | Directed by Jasson Minadakis
Featuring Lauren English, Jessa Brie Moreno, John Riedlinger, Nicholas Rose & Liz Sklar

“Stunning and compelling… raw and bold, brutal and ironic, Kreitzer’s work is full of nagging questions.” – Hollywood Reporter

Known for her “muscular and sharp” (CityBeat) writing, Kreitzer traces the origin story and lasting impact of the comic character Wonder Woman through the life of her controversial creator, William Moulton Marston. The early 20th-century psychologist and father of the modern lie detector modeled his superheroine on two women – his wife and his former student – both of whom he lived with in a polyamorous relationship.

In this inventive multimedia theatrical experience that combines live action with comic book illustration and animation, a contemporary young woman looks back and questions the knotty history behind the worldwide feminist icon.

Directed by MTC’s artistic director Jasson Minadakis, who recently directed the hit play The Whipping Man and won the 2010 San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critcs Circle Award for directing Bill Cain’s Equivocation.

ABOUT MTC
Founded in 1966, 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 231-seat main stage theater, as well as a five-show Theater Series for Young Audiences in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theatre in our 99-seat studio theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of world premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and membership in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students from over 40 Bay Area schools each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

PRESS CONTACT
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director

(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | sasha@marintheatre.org

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