Readers’ Theater at the Virtual MAC
The MAC will present a Readers’ Theater virtual performance on Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 pm. The 90-minute online program (via Zoom) will feature six short sketches from the public domain and local playwrights, introduced and performed on screen by our reading actors. See scenes or sketches from the following: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; Toogoods by Jackson Gillman and Bill Harley; Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; Young at Heart by Judith Black, The Importance of Earnest by Oscar Wilde; Samuel Beckett’s Chamber Potby Ray Veary. There will be a short break halfway through the event. To register, please visit www.marionartcenter.org/events. Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation link a few days prior to the event. Attendees must register by 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 25 to receive a link to the event.
The MAC’s Online Auction
The MAC’s Online Art Auction begins Friday, July 24 at 9:00 am and runs just one week, through Friday, July 31 at 7:00 pm. This COVID-19-safe event will replace the MAC’s traditional summer fundraiser, Cocktails by the Sea. The online auction will feature nearly 200 items including original framed artwork, handmade ceramics, objets d’art, and more. Users register to bid on items and pay via the MAC’s secure website, choosing pickup at the MAC, or local delivery within the Tri-Town area. A live outdoor viewing of auction items is scheduled on Friday, July 24 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at the Marion Art Center and in Bicentennial Park across the street. A rain date for the viewing is scheduled on Saturday, July 25 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bidders may also make a private appointment during the week of the auction to view items in person. Visit marionartcenter.org to preview a gallery of items and to find out more!
The MAC’s OUTDOOR Theater
The MAC Theater will present its newest production, Good People, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Jacob Sherburne, as an outdoor live theater event in Bicentennial Park, Marion. Show dates are currently scheduled: August 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23. All performances will begin in late afternoon/early evening (exact times TBD). This play is intended for an adult audience.
Synopsis: In South Boston, this month’s paycheck covers last month’s rent, and tough-scrabble single-mom Margie just got fired from another job. Encouraged by her merciless bingo sisters, she looks up her high school sweetheart to see if the dust has cleared, and she can make her escape. A hilarious Boston drama about the intersection of class, gender, and race in Southie and Chestnut Hill, by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
The cast includes: Maria Hendricks, Linda Monchik, John Emmett Pearson, Margo Ruggerio, Susan Sullivan, and Paul Victor Walsh. The crew includes Kaylin Blaney as Stage Manager and Steve McManus as sound technician.
All attendees must follow state safety guidelines including mask-wearing and social distancing. Guests should bring their own picnic blankets or chairs. Some snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on-site. No alcohol is allowed during this event scheduled on town property. Please visit marionartcenter.org for more information.