The Whale calendar listing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2014

CALENDAR INFORMATION
Performing Arts | Theater

WHAT
The Whale | Bay Area premiere

WHO
Marin Theatre Company
By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Jasson Minadakis (Failure: A Love Story, The Whipping Man)
Featuring Adam Magill (MTC debut), Michelle Maxson* (MTC debut), Cristina Oeschger, Nicholas Pelczar* (The Whipping Man), Liz Sklar* (Failure: A Love Story, Lasso of Truth)
* Member, Actor’s Equity Association

WHEN
October 2 - 26, 2014
Opening Night: Tuesday, October 7
Previews: Thursday, October 2 - Sunday, October 5

Performance Days
Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm
Wed 7:30 pm
Sun 7:00 pm
Matinees: Every Sun 2:00 pm | Sat 10/11 & 10/25, 2:00 pm | Thu 10/16, 1:00 pm

Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times.

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

ABOUT
The bigger the heart, the bigger the heartbreak.

Weighing in at almost 600 pounds, Charlie is a gentle but grieving giant, beached on a couch in Northern Idaho. Following a cardiac episode, he decides to reach out, after years of estrangement, to his troubled teenage daughter. This big-hearted drama won MTC’s 2011 Sky Cooper New Play Prize.

“Beautifully devastating, remarkably eloquent” – Chicago Tribune

TICKETS
$35–$58, details below (discounts available for Seniors and those Under 30)

Ticket Prices:
All Previews: $30
Opening Night (10/7): $53 side | $58 center
Tues, Wed, Thu Evenings: $35| $40
Fri: $43 | $48
Sat Evenings: $48 | $53
Sun Evenings & All Matinees: $40 | $45

All prices subject to change.

Discounts available:
RUSH tickets: $20, available one hour prior to show, based on availability
Under 30: $20, all performances
Senior discounts: $4 off, all performances
Military personnel, their families & US veterans: $5 off, all performances, must show ID

MTC Loves Our Schools
Teen tickets: $10, must be unaccompanied by an adult
Teacher tickets: $10, limit 2 per order; contact Education Department at 415.338.5200 x3310 to learn more

For group sales, contact Sasha Hnatkovich, (415) 388-5200, ext. 3313

ENGAGE
A Q&A discussion, hosted by a member of MTC’s artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast), follows every performance, except Saturdays and Opening and Closing Nights.

MTC Engaged Special Events:
• Community Lecture at Belvedere/Tiburon Library: Tue 9/23, 7:00 p.m.
• Perspectives pre-show topical lecture: Thur 10/16, 12:00 p.m.

ACCESS
For visually impaired patrons, Large Print playbills are available with one week’s advance notice, and Braille playbills are available with two-weeks advance notice through partnership with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To request a Large Print or 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.

CONTACT
marintheatre.org | (415) 388-5208 | boxoffice@marintheatre.org

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 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 8,500 students from over 50 Bay Area schools each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

PRESS CONTACT
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | commdir@marintheatre.org

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