Student Matinees

Student Matinees

2018/19 Season

Student Matinees are special weekday morning performances of plays that MTC produces each season. MTC’s Student Matinees and Study Guides align with California VAPA and Common Core Educational Standards. Each performance is followed by a Q&A with a member of our education staff. Tickets to these performances are $15 per student and free to accompanying teachers and chaperones. A limited amount of financial aid is available; please inquire when booking.


By J.T. Rogers

Dates: 10/4, 10/16, 10/18 at 10am

Recommended for Grades 9-12

This darkly comic, fast-paced epic tells the true and widely unknown story of how a young Norwegian couple planned and orchestrated secret negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords. Through unlikely friendships, common ground is carefully unearthed. Set against a complex historical canvas, Tony Award-winning Oslo is a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley | WORLD PREMIERE

By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon

Dates: 11/27, 12/4, 12/6 at 11am

Recommended for Grades 6-12

This holiday season, MTC revisits Jane Austen’s world of Regency romance with Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley—a companion piece to the duo’s delightful Miss Bennet—both continuations of Austen’s popular novel, Pride and Prejudice.

August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned | BAY AREA PREMIERE

Dates: 1/17, 1/29, 1/31 at 11am

Recommended for Grades 8-12

In his one-man autobiographical play, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson takes us on a journey from his days as a young poet through the completion of his acclaimed American Century Cycle. Beautifully raw, poignant, and humorous, How I Learned What I Learned gives audiences a detailed look at the man behind some of the most celebrated plays of the twentieth century. 

The Who & The What | BAY AREA PREMIERE

By Ayad Akhtar

Dates: 3/7, 3/19, 3/21 at 11am

Recommended for Grades 9-12

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is finishing a novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative family discovers her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. 


Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley | Based on the book by Toni Morrison

Dates: 5/2, 5/14, 5/16 at 11am

Recommended for Grades 9-12Young and in-love Violet and Joe move to Harlem at the turn of the century. As time passes, Joe begins an affair with a young woman, setting off a series of shocking events. Adapted from Toni Morisson’s stunning novel and musically underscored by Bay-Area jazz musician Marcus Shelby—Nambi Kelley’s Jazz is a beautiful theatrical composition.

HOW TO BOOK: To book tickets for you and your students, please contact MTC’s Box Office Manager at (415) 322-6041 or via email at