See Free Shakespeare in Applegate Park!


SOON Our 17th Season will start:

One of Shakespeare’s Roman plays, Coriolanus, about the career of a brilliant general who has no abilities in politics, opens at the Merced College Stage on January 19 and runs through January 28.

On April 13 the famous comedy of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew, set in the early 1960’s, will open at the MAC and run for two weekends. Auditions are on February 3 at 11 am, also at the MAC.

The rest of the season is dedicated to Shakespeare’s immortal character of Falstaff, the roguish fat knight. In summer we will produce two staged readings, Henry IV, Part I and Part II, about the adventures of Prince Hal and Falstaff. Our FREE summer Shakespeare, the comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, is the story of two clever women who gain the upper hand over Falstaff and their husbands as well; it will run in an Open Air setting from September 8 through 16, with possibly an extra weekend in Mariposa. The audition will be on May 12 at 11 am at the MAC.