Mount Marty College Theatre and Performing Arts announces its 2019-2020 season. All performances will be held in Marian Auditorium on MMC’s Yankton campus.
“The Addams Family Musical,” opening on Halloween, will run Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. The iconic family — Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Grandma, Fester and Lurch — have summoned the “ancestors” for an annual get-together in their Central Park manor! To complicate matters, Wednesday is in love with Lucas Beineke and has invited him and his parents for dinner. This new musical is full of catchy tunes, lively dances, unique plot twists and technical gimmicks! Sponsored by First National Bank.
The winter slot will feature “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking,” a two-character comedy by John Ford Noonan. Maude Mix is having a bad day in her suburban New York kitchen — her husband is off on a weekend spree with his secretary and she can’t get rid of her pesky neighbor, Hannah Mae, who just moved up from Texas. The play enjoyed a long Off-Broadway run featuring Susan Sarandon and Eileen Brennan, and is set to run Feb. 7-9.
“I Hate Hamlet,” a comedy by Paul Rudnick, takes the stage March 26-29. L.A. TV actor Andrew Rally has an opportunity to play the character of all characters, Prince Hamlet the Dane, in an outdoor New York production — and is scared to death. His realtor has found him a charming apartment to lease — one catch, it’s where John Barrymore, one of the great ‘Hamlets,’ lived during his hey day. Barrymore makes visits to Andrew — giving advice on how to play the role of a lifetime — and, of course, get the girl!
National Players Tour 71 returns to Yankton, performing “Walk Two Moons” April 3 and “The Diary of Anne Frank” April 4.
• “Walk Two Moons,” written by Tom Arvetis and based on Sharon Creech’s Newberry-medal winning novel, follows the cross-country journey of a 13 year-old girl and her grandparents in search of the girl’s mother.
• “The Diary Of Anne Frank,” written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and adapted by Wendy Kesselman, follows the true story of Anne, a 13 year-old girl who, with her family, hides in an attic for two years from Nazi soldiers. Tour 71 is being sponsored by Dan Johnson and Mary Milroy.
The season also includes the ninth annual “Stations Of The Cross,” an MMC original, being presented during Holy Week, Tuesday, April 7. Free and open to the public.
Season passes are now available online at www.mountmarty.edu/boxoffice or by calling 605-668-1267.