MCLA Theatre

the summer in gossensass

by María Irene Fornés

 April 4, 5, and 6, 2024

Directed by Laura Standley
Set Design by Robin Vest
Costume Design by Elizabeth Rodio, MCLA '21
Lighting Design by Jeremy Winchester & Jax Marer, MCLA '24

Two American actresses living in 1890s London sit surrounded by books, discussing a promising new playwright they’ve just heard about - Henrik Ibsen. His new play, HEDDA GABLER, is causing quite the stir in Munich and its main character sounds like no other they’ve seen. Their enthusiasm for the possibility of playing such a complicated and dare they say… unwomanly… woman evolves from fascination to obsession as they decide to mount the first English language version of the play, culminating in an expressionist, phantasmagoria dream ballet version of the Ibsen classic.

This performance is being produced as part of MCLA's Fornés Festival

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Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band


"Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band...packs plenty of Jewish soul and dance spirit into the frisky original tunes and the refurbished historical fare these five excellent musicians present." - DownBeat Magazine

Internationally-acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who heralded them as “a true musical democracy.”

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MCLA Theatre the most dangerous woman in america

Developmental Workshop Musical 

Books and Lyrics by MCLA Benedetti Fellow, Rudy Ramirez

Music by Ammon Taylor 

Directed by Jeremy Winchester

 Designed by Michaela Petrovich 

Choreography by Tom Truss 

April 26 and 27

What does it take to be The Most Dangerous Woman in America? Emma Goldman knows. An activist and an organizer, a lover and a radical, Emma Goldman found anarchism as a teenager in the 1880s and lived her life by its ideals, fighting for freedom, beauty and equality against the forces of capitalism and the US government. Now, deported to the newly created Soviet Union, Emma is closer to the world she dreamed than ever before, but it will take all she's learned to keep it from turning into a nightmare. The Most Dangerous Woman in America is a new musical with book and lyrics by Rudy Ramirez and music by Ammon Taylor, presented as part of MOSAIC’s Benedetti Artist Residency, directed and designed by MCLA faculty and performed by MCLA students.

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spring music concert 

MCLA Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Studio Students 

April 29 at 7:00 pm
MCLA Church Street Center