2020-2021 MainStage Season
Our 45th season will open with the wildly whimsical and equally intelligent Darwin in Malibu by Crispin Whittell. It’s a meeting of the minds when Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, and the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce meet on the beach in Malibu 100 years after their deaths! Main Street will remount its holiday hit The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. 2021 will start with a wry exploration of what it might have been like to be Joan of Arc’s mother in Jane Anderson’s riveting new play, Mother of the Maid. Then MST will revive the uniquely bizarre and wonderful post-apocalyptic vaudeville comedy, Dog Act by Liz Duffy Adams, produced last by MST in 2012. Dog Act will run simultaneously with the world premiere of Adams’ Born with Teeth at the Alley Theatre. Up next is the dynamic play, The Best of Everything, based on the book by Rona Jaffe. Imagine “Madmen” meets “Sex and the City…” The 45th Season will close in the summer of 2021 with Tom Stoppard’s absurdly hilarious The Real Inspector Hound.