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The Trojan Women bring the tears!

The Trojan Women bring the tears!

What an emotional run for the cast and crew of The Trojan Women! MCCT could not have performed this show without the support from local artists, writers, and businesses. Special thanks to Oddball Fermentables, Oliver Winery, and Monroe County Martial Arts for their contributions!

The Herald Times wrote a preview AND a review for The  Trojan Women. You can find a copies of the preview and review HERE.

What did you think of the show? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

The cast is in place for 2017’s opening show, Jean Paul Sartre’s adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women. Director Jennifer Whitaker is very proud of this great cast, which includes actors from all of MCCT’s 2016 productions.  We also welcome back set designer Leah Lee (Macbeth, Lysistrata), costume designer Shannon Pilrose (Macbeth, It’s a Wonderful Life), choreographer Yolanda Valdivia, and our music team: Jason Lopez, Mary Emma Heaps, Nic Newby, and Brant Hughes.

Meet the players below:

Poseidon                              Roy Sillings

Athena                                  Katelin Hope Vesely

Hecuba                                 Becky Stapf

Odune                                   Emily Bedwell

Cassandra                            Gwen Livesay

Andromache                        Tayler Fischer

Helen                                     Maria Roncalli

Talthybios                            Steve Heise

Menelaus                              Steve Scott



Janet Templeton-Heise

Anna Hughes

Dianne Shewmaker

Nancie Eagan

Jody Black

Mary Carpenter

Maryann Iaria

Mary Emma Heaps

Ashley Hash



Pip Chamberlain



Much Ado in the Park!

Much Ado in the Park!

This year’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, under the direction of Steve Heise and starring Jennifer Whitaker and Eric “C” Heaps as the bickering, bantering, battling Beatrice and Benedick, was a good time for all: audience, actors and crew. With lively performances, outstanding costumes and a great set, this was one to remember. Check out some images from the show!

Now even more great photos by Richard Mattson. Here are direct links to each of the ‘Much Ado’ albums:
June 2nd
June 3rd
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Here are more photos from the show:

Lysistrata Brings the Laughs

Lysistrata Brings the Laughs

On the weekend of March 24th, Lysistrata sold out all three shows at the Blockhouse. Each night was a great show – big laughs, lots of happy audience members, and a buoyant mood among cast and crew created a fun-filled evening for all involved. Director Jennifer Whitaker is proud of the show and it’s reception, which she puts down to her wonderful cast of hard working comedians! And the magical costumes and wonderful set and props created by Mary Emma Heaps, Leah Lee, Anna Hughes, Pamela Milam and more.

You can watch the full run of Lysistrata on YouTube HERE.

You can read the IDS preview article HERE and the Herald-Times review HERE.

And check out our Lysistrata Gallery (Photo Credit- Beth Milam Cummins 2016):