Comedy, drama and music highlight June at The MAIN
Isabell Rivera OW Contributor | 6/14/2019, midnight
There are a variety of exciting performances scheduled this month at The MAIN, 24266 Main St., in Old Town Newhall.
Tickets are now on sale for a number of theatre, comedy and music shows. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase at select shows, in addition to concessions.
Among the productions this month is “The Wild Duck” from Menagerie Theatre Works. Henrik Ibsen’s classic play is set in the 1950s in the United States and follows the Ekdal family in their struggle with deep family secrets, societal expectations and the image of the perfect family. Performances occur at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, and at 2 p.m. tomorrow and on Sunday. Tickets are $20.
Join The Dumas Players for their original show, “The Grieving Widows’ Auxiliary: Parts I and II.” Part I, ‘The Bait,” is Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m and 8 p.m. Part II, “The Engagement,” is Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
The show follows the ladies of the Grieving Widows’ Auxiliary, a group of aging but spunky widows who meet monthly to help one another through the grieving process, while also plotting to snag their next husband by any means necessary. With the help of obituary columns, these ladies take turns attending the funerals of random women in an effort to wiggle their way into the good graces of the surviving widowers. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.
Note by Note is a free music night delighting audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! The show is on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m., and is free to attend.
Rounding out the month is Violent Ends Theater Company’s production of “Red.” Viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant, Ken, we witness artist Mark Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, commissioned as a series intended to be featured in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant. As Ken and Rothko paint, they challenge each other to ask big questions about art: what it takes to create it and what its role should be in the world.
Set in the 1950s, and based on a series of real events, “Red” takes a compelling look at the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations. This play is not suitable for children under the age of 13. Performances occur on June 28 and 29 at 8 p.m., and June 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Learn more about these shows and purchase tickets by visiting AtTheMain.org/tickets