Mount Marty College Theatre Announces Plays for 2016-17 Season, Offers New Season Pass Option

September 9, 2016

Continuing an 80-year tradition of producing live theater, Mount Marty College (MMC) Theatre has announced its upcoming plays for the 2016-17 season. This year, in addition to individual ticket sales, MMC will offer a new season pass option.

The season begins Oct. 20-23 with Suds: A Rocking ’60s Musical Soap Opera, created and written by Melinda Gibb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott, with music and vocal arrangements by Steve Gunderson, featuring the MMC Jazz Band.

Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney, a senior directing showcase for Catherine Pratt, runs Feb. 10-12, and Always a Bridesmaid, a new comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, runs April 6-9.

On Tuesday, April 11, MMC will host the 6th Annual Stations of the Cross Holy Week presentation, which is free and open to the public.

Returning to the MMC campus, the National Players Tour 68, America’s Longest-Running Professional Touring Company, will present The Grapes of Wrath, by Frank Galati from the novel by John Steinbeck on Friday, April 21 and The Giver, an adaptation by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, on Saturday, April 22.

MMC Theatre will also hold its annual Theatre Day for high school students on Thursday, April 20, with the National Players’ production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. For more information on Theatre Day, please contact Andy Henrickson, director of theatre, at 605-668-1533 or

For the first time ever, MMC will offer a season pass option this year for patrons from the community and region. Individuals can enjoy each of the five ticketed productions for only $35. Individual play tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students with an MMC ID; musicals are $10 for adults and $8 for students. For more information or to buy tickets or subscribe to a season pass, order online at, email or call 605-668-1234.

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