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Season Calendar

View our 2019-2020 season. 

ON THE WINGS OF A MARIPOSA

March 29, 2020 at 2pm
An Online Event
Previewing the 2020-2021 Season

Ten-year-old Pilar breathes deeply of her grandmother’s rebozo to relive memories of her beloved abuelita—making corn tortillas, dueling the monsters under the bed and journeying to the forest known as El Círculo Mágico. Slowly, the scent begins to fade – and with it, Pilar’s memories. Amidst the monarch butterflies’ annual migration and Día de los Muertos celebrations, soar with Pilar on her journey in this bilingual world premiere play, discovering that “when you love someone, they never really leave you.”

Quarantine New Play Festival Readings

April 19, 2020 at 10am
An Online Event
Featuring Local Playwrights

Adventure Theatre MTC, in partnership with District Dramatists and 4615 Theatre Company, has invited DC, Maryland, or Virginia writers to take part in a flash creation of new work for a series of online readings. Each script will contain 5 required elements.

Professional actors from the DC Area will read these works live, Sunday April 19th starting as early as 10am as a live stream on Facebook. The plays that receive the most likes during their live stream will receive cash rewards.

Make Way for Ducklings

April 26, 2020 at 2pm

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are exhausted from their search for a starter home when they land on an island near the Public Garden for a temporary rest. Shortly thereafter, the Mallards molt, and are are unable to continue their search until their baby ducklings are born. When the ducklings begin to explore the world around them, the local Police officer looks out for the young family by stopping traffic, feeding them peanuts, and welcoming them to the neighborhood. A classic story for all ages, this world premiere musical celebrates the people make an unfamiliar place a home. 

Luchadora!

May 3, 2020 at 2pm

The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale about growing up in 1960s Texas. As her tale unfolds, Lupita’s life as a teen tomboy comes alive—bike riding with her friends Leopold and Liesl, working at her father’s flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

API Heritage Story Times and Interviews

May 17- 31, 2020
Times Vary Per Sunday

Adventure Theatre MTC presents a celebration of API Heritage with a full lineup of API Heritage Month storytimes, interviews, and digital presentations. These online events honor the creativity, tradition, and innovation of the Asian Pacific Islander population and focus upon the impact they continue to make daily through their art. All presentations are free and available streaming live on Facebook. 

fantastagirl and the math monster!

May 24, 2020 at 2pm

Fantastagirl is her own everyday superhero who is forced to face her ultimate weakness, math. Could a sidekick be her super solution to her math problem? With a little help from her moms and an overeager Math Monster, she just might defeat the her mortal enemy, her own anxiety.

THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD

May 31, 2020 at 2pm

Set in 1867 on a California mountaintop, The Dance and the Railroad tells the story of two Chinese workers who struggle through poverty and hunger to reconnect with the traditions of their homeland. The Obie-nominated play by by David Henry Hwang rejects the stereotype of submissive immigrant laborers, and depicts assertive men who demanded their rights despite great personal risk. May not be appropriate for all ages.

MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE

June 26–August 23, 2020

We like to move it, move it! Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Past 2019–2020 shows

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”

September 20–October 27, 2019

The award-winning, best-selling children’s books jump from the page to stage as a musical experience you won’t forget! Gerald and Piggie are “bestus” friends, with Gerald taking care of all the worrying and Piggie living her best life. Piggie’s even happier and more excited than usual. They’re going to a party hosted by the Squirrelles! And so begins a day when anything is possible.

THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES

February 14– March 15, 2020

This beautiful show follows the character of Peter and his friend Archie around the neighborhood in four of Ezra Jack Keats’ beloved tales, The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and A Letter to Amy. Renowned for his tender personality, the character of Peter faces relatable everyday challenges to which children of all ages will find delightfully entertaining.

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