Mask & Mirror Community Theatre proudly announces its 2019-2020 season of six plays with something for everybody: comedies, dramas and a musical. This is the 9th year that Mask & Mirror is bringing affordable live theatre to the citizens of Tigard and Tualatin.
The season opens Sept. 6, 2019 with a special presentation of the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schultz. To accommodate families and children, Mask & Mirror is offering 2:30 p.m. matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of September, plus our normal 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening shows.
The MainStage season of family-friendly productions presented at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard is themed this year as “Dynamic Duos! 2 Actors, 2 Writers, 2 Divas!” It opens Nov. 1 with “Leading Ladies” by Ken Ludwig. Two male actors attempt to pose as the relatives of an ailing English matron. Hilarity ensues when the relatives turn out to be nieces, not nephews.
In March, 2020, the comic thriller “Deathtrap” takes the stage. It holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway, and was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. With devilish cleverness, “Deathtrap,” will keep you guessing and laughing.
The MainStage season ends with the comedy “Suite Surrender” in May, 2020. It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have arrived at the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage and a legendary feud with each other in tow. Everything is in order for their performance…until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos and double entendres round out this hilarious classic farce.
In addition to the MainStage season of family-friendly productions, Mask & Mirror also produces two edgier plays for mature audiences in its UnMasked series at The Tualatin Heritage Center. For the 2019-2020 season, the theme is “Lost and Found.”
Opening January 24 is “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” a comedy/drama by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Five women share funny and poignant stories about identity, clothes, and relationships. The play won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience as well as the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play.
The 2019-2020 season ends in July 2020 with the UnMasked production of “Laundry and Bourbon & Lone Star.” The two one-acts are tied together by the relationships between the characters. “Lone Star” focuses on unsettled Vietnam vet Ray and his goofy brother Roy drinking and wrestling behind a local bar. “Laundry and Bourbon” takes place back at Ray’s house where his troubled wife Elizabeth is drinking, fretting, and neglecting her laundry when her sassy, social-climbing friend Hattie drops by for gossip and highballs.
Tickets for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and special value Season Tickets
are now available for purchase online at www.maskandmirror.com.
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre uses all-volunteer actors, stage crew and administrators. Participation and membership is open to all. We welcome experienced performers and theatre “wannabes” – we’ll train you!