Friday, May 25, 2018

MSTW opens their 15tth Summer Season with “Mama Won’t Fly” - June 22 thru July 21

JACKSON, CA  – This year, Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) celebrates its 15th Year at the beautiful Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson. Kicking off their 2018 Summer Season, MSTW presents Mama Won’t Fly, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, and directed by Allen Pontes, who brought you last year’s huge hit Doublewide, Texas, also by Jones, Hope & Wooten.

Mama Won’t Fly is a hilarious, family-friendly comedy, that will have you laughing your way across the USA. Savannah's brother is getting married in four days and she's trying to get Mama to the big day ~ from Alabama to California. But things get complicated when Mama won't fly. Amador local, Mitch Alaire plays feisty Mama Norleen Sprunt, who manipulates an unexpected road trip with her daughter Savannah (Kelley Ogden) and future daughter-in-law, Hayley (Janey Pintar). It’s a race against the clock, met with every conceiveable, and inconceivable mishap available, including a car theft, a near-fatal visit to the Underwear Museum, a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. Over twenty different characters are played by five different actors (Amanda Aldrich, Lee Marie Kelly, Janet Motenko, Brandon Rapoza, & Scott Taylor) in this fast-paced tour across America.

Mama Won’t Fly runs June 22nd - July 21st. 

Main Street Theatre Works is a professional, non-AEA theatre company, performing in the heart of Amador County. Now entering its 24th season, MSTW continues to be dedicated to bringing professional-quality artists together to produce plays that stimulate both artists and audiences.

Patrons walk past an old tailing wheel (used when the mine was in operation), across a bridge, and onto a grass-covered, terraced bowl. There the stage is set for picnicking and quality theatre under the stars. You are truly sitting on a gold mine.

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. Only service animals allowed. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 N. Main Street in Jackson.

Performance Dates and Times
Fridays and Saturdays
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics. Show starts at 8:00pm.

Mama Won’t Fly
June 22nd - July 21st

Ticket Prices
Adults - $20.00
Seniors: $17.50
Youth 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $54.00

Tickets available at the gate, Hein & Company in Jackson, or on-line at

Brandon Rapoza and Janet Motenko as multiple characters, Kelley Ogden as Savannah

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