Main Street Theatre Works is proud to present the second show of their 2014 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson ~ The Golden State, by Lauren Wilson, which runs August 8th thru September 6th. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics, show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their picnics, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located 1127 North Main Street in Jackson, CA.
The Golden State is Lauren Wilson’s reinvention of the Moliere classic, The Miser. Set in present-day Southern California, Gertrude Hopper (Linda Montalvo) rules over her children (Paj Crank & Lisa Derthick) and servants (Ernesto Bustos, Katie Hulse & Julie Anchor) with an iron hand, her fists clenched tightly around her money. She’s the original miser ~ hiring illegal immigrants so she doesn’t have to pay them a fair wage, and removing lightbulbs from the house to cut back on the electric bill. She has an even more outrageous plan for her two grown children in order to gain yet more money. But the best laid plans for this “Mommy Dearest” are foiled in the most unexpected ways. The Golden State is a hilarious look at greed, lust, and several other “deadly sins”. This show is rated PG-13 for mature humor.
Paj Crank is Cubby, and Linda Montalvo is Gertrude in MSTW’s “The Golden State”
Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally oriented theatre company, performing in the heart of Amador County. Now entering their 20th season, MSTW continues to be dedicated in bringing professional and community theatre artists together to produce classical and contemporary plays, striving for a balance that stimulates both artists and audiences.
The setting for the amphitheatre is truly spectacular. Located on the Kennedy Mine property, patrons walk past an old tailing wheel (used when the mine was in operation), across a bridge, into a grass-covered, terraced bowl, surrounded by majestic oaks. There the stage is set for picnicking and enjoying professional quality productions. You are truly sitting on a gold mine, enjoying theatre under the stars.
Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, with gates opening at 6:30, show starting at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with picnics, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson, CA.
Performance Dates and Times
Fridays and Saturdays
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics, Show starts at 8:00pm
The Golden State
August 8th – September 6th
Adults - $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students/children) - $49.00
Tickets available at the gate or online at