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Young, excitable Hare wants nothing more in this world than to race his friend--the older, slower Tortoise. While Hare speeds through daily life and does everything he can to make the time pass faster, Tortoise slows down and takes her time, whether doing chores or having fun. Hare and Tortoise is a fun, fast (and slow) show for 4 to 8 year olds about friendship, the passing of time and the excitement of growing up.

Recommended for ages 4 - 8.

Performance Schedule


Sat, Feb 25, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm
Sun, Feb 26, 10am, 12:30pm
Sat, Mar 4, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm
Sun, Mar 5, 10am, 12:30pm

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Ticket Prices

Performance Center
Adult $22 $22
Child $18 $18

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  • Lizzie Calogero*

    Lizzie Calogero*


    Lizzie Calogero* was previously at MTC in The Little Prince. She has performed at theatres around the Bay Area; including the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Rep, Aurora Theatre, CenterREP, San Francisco Playhouse, The Magic Theatre, and TheatreFIRST, among others. She is a proud Collective Member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and associate member of Symmetry Theatre, which is dedicated to gender balance on the boards.

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  • Kenny Toll*

    Kenny Toll*


    Kenny Toll was last seen at MTC in The Jungle Book. Kenny has appeared in The Heir Apparent at Aurora Theatre, Bad Jews at the Magic, Peter and the Starcatcher at TheatreWorks, Manifesting with Hope Mohr Dance, Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare at the Castle in Ohio, Ondine at Cutting Ball, Eurydice, Antigonick, The Coast of Utopia and Woyzeck at Shotgun Players, Henry IV at John Hinkle Park. He was nominated for a TBA Award for his performance in Dracula Inquest at Central Works.

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Creative Team

  • Brendan Murray


    Brendan Murray is an actor, teacher and writer of plays for young audiences. He was Writer-in-Residence at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (1989/90), under the ACGB Resident Dramatist Attachment Scheme and has since undertaken commissions for tutti frutti Productions, Proteus, Eastern Angles, New Perspectives, Glyndebourne Education, The Crucible Studio, Solent Peoples Theatre, Greenwich and Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre, Theatre Centre, The Sherman Theatre Cardiff, Hijinx , The Albany Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre For Children, SNAP, The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, The Grand Theatre Blackpool, Polka, Red Ladder, Jersey Arts Centre, Oxfordshire (Touring) Theatre Company and BBC Network radio. His work has been produced throughout the UK and in Ireland, Holland, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Mexico and the USA. In 1997 he was awarded an Arts Council Bursary and nominated for a Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Children's Play and was runner-up for the John Whiting Award in 2000. In 2001 he won The Brian Way Award and in 2009 and again in 2012 The Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play: Children & Young People. He was the Visiting Gulbenkian Fellow at King's College Hospital (2002-03) and Artistic Director of Oxfordshire (Touring) Theatre Company from 2003 to 2008.

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  • Courtney Helen Grile


    Courtney Helen Grile (director) is currently the Director of Theatre for Youth & Communities at Marin Theatre Company and is delighted to have Hare & Tortoise mark her MTC directing debut. She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) from the University of Central Florida, and a B.F.A. in Media and Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. TYA directing credits include if not now, when? and Everyman II (Orlando Repertory Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Limelight Theatre Co.); TYA Assistant Directing credits include Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Myth Adventures (Orlando Repertory Theatre); Pippi Longstocking (City of Savannah Leisure Services). She has also been seen on stage with companies all over the U.S.; including CLIMB Theatre Co., The National Theatre for Children, Dollywood Company, and Orlando Repertory Theatre.

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  • Marie Shell*

    Stage Manager

    Marie Shell is thrilled to join MTC for Hare & Tortoise. Previously in the Bay Area, Marie stage managed for Golden Thread Productions, Marin Shakespeare Company, The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, San Jose Stage Company, Pacific Alliance Stage Company; and the world premieres of The Fourth Messenger and Crystal Springs.  She will stage manage Word For Word’s Smut this spring, and then returns for her second season with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, to stage manage Hamlet.  Marie received an M.F.A. in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company (in conjunction with George Washington University) in Washington, D.C.

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  • Sarah Smith

    Costume Designer

  • Mike Post

    Scenic/Lighting Designer

  • Christina Hogan

    Sound Designer

  • Chris Houston


  • Rachel Hurado

    Props Artisan

  • Rena Lourie

    Production Assistant

  • Liam Ruddisill

    Technical Director

  • Danny Osburn

    Master Electrician

* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
+ Member, United Scenic Artists
^ Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers