2017/2018 Season

51st Season

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  • Sep 28 - Oct 22 | World Premiere

    Thomas and Sally

    By Thomas Bradshaw | Directed by Jasson Minadakis

    An explosive world-premiere commission by American playwright Thomas Bradshaw, Thomas and Sally gets up close and personal with our country's first prominent mixed-race family: Thomas Jefferson and his African American slave, Sally Hemings. Bradshaw's satiric comedy takes us behind the scenes - and into the beds - of history, for a clear-eyed look at sex, power and identity, and how the nation’s beginnings continue to influence what it’s become.

  • Nov 24 - Dec 17 | Bay Area Premiere

    Shakespeare in Love

    Adapted by Lee Hall | Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard | Directed by Jasson Minadakis

    "It makes you feel grateful to be alive." –THE INDEPENDENT

    Enchantment abounds in Tom Stoppard’s effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, where a young Will Shakespeare attempts to write his crowd-pleasing comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination.

  • Jan 25 - Feb 18, 2018 | Bay Area Premiere

    Skeleton Crew

    By Dominique Morisseau

    Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew: Detroit, 2008. Employees at the last American auto plant still in operation - Faye, Shanita, and Dez - sense change in the wind, as rumors of closure begin to haunt the factory; meanwhile, plant manager Reggie is caught between his loyalties and his career. Skeleton Crew was listed by the NY Times as one of six plays they believe are crucial to understanding the divisiveness of our nation’s socio-political construct.

  • Mar 15 – Apr 8, 2018 | West Coast Premiere

    The Wolves

    By Sarah DeLappe

    "Powerful storytelling and universal appeal." – INDEPENDENT

    In an indoor Astroturf soccer field in suburban Middle America, the Wolves soccer team prepares for the upcoming College Showcase, and every point counts. Between the sprints and drills, however, these young women navigate even trickier terrain: the emotional path to adulthood. Powerfully and intimately rendered, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe is the winner of MTC’s 2016 Sky Cooper Prize.

  • May 3 – 27, 2018 | Bay Area Premiere

    Marjorie Prime

    By Jordan Harrison

    Marjorie Prime is Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-finalist play about family, love, and aging in an age of information. 85-year-old Marjorie lives with her daughter, Tess, and son-in-law, Jon; she also has a new confidant: an artificial intelligence programmed to learn her memories. The family soon realizes that this companion offers more than mere palliation, including the chance to rewrite rewrite Marjorie's life for her - without its most painful events. What is the difference between identity, memory, and story?

  • Jun 14 – Jul 8, 2018 | Bay Area Premiere

    Straight White Men

    By Young Jean Lee

    Playwright Young Jean Lee delivers an incisively observed portrait of a subculture in crisis: the upper-middle-class suburban white male, as represented by brothers Jake, Drew, and Matt Norton, and their father, Ed. It's Christmas, and the boys have gathered with Dad to celebrate the holiday--but beneath the surface, tensions roil, as the men struggle to find their footing in a postmodern world where their privilege is the problem. Straight White Men is a tender, triumphant, funny, and disturbing examination of America's newest minority.

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