Plays

Bob: A Life in Five Acts

BOB: A Life In Five Acts, chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a “Great Man.” Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky… Read more »

Capacity

Main Stage West is proud to announce the world premiere of Rebecca Louise Miller’s smart, provocative, dramatic play, Capacity, about Mileva Maric’ and Albert Einstein.  SYNOPSIS: She was a scientist, a mother, and the wife of the twentieth century’s most famous scientist. A brilliant, budding physicist in her youth, Mileva
 Maric’ Einstein’s journey is filled… Read more »

Dancing at Lughnasa

Part memory, part magic, Brian Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa is widely regarded as a modern theater classic. In the play, Michael Evans recounts the nostalgic summer of 1936, at his aunts’ cabin, in the fictional town of Ballybeg just before the dawn of the second world war. It is a tale of haunting, human beauty…. Read more »

HOPE

Hope illuminates our country’s immigrant experience using storytelling, poignant lyrics and haunting melodies. Timely, Hope is full of humor, pathos and great music. Si Kahn’s other musical plays at MSW include: Mother Jones In Heaven (2014), Joe Hill’s Last Will (Premiere), Precious Memories (Premiere), and Silver Spoon.  

Shining City

SHINING CITY – A Moving Drama by Conor McPherson Set in Dublin, Ireland, Conor McPherson’s (The Weir) newest play, Shining City is a ghost story based around the visits of a widower to a therapist, claiming he has seen his dead wife in their house. The therapist has his own problems and the play charts… Read more »

Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur by David Ives – An Erotic Comedy Please be warned that “Venus In Fur” is for Adults Only It contains nudity, strong language and sexual situations. No one under 18 is permitted without an adult. An exploration of gender roles and sexuality, in which desire twists and turns in on itself — a… Read more »

Hand to Mouth

HAND TO MOUTH – A New Musical  (World Premiere) This World Premiere musical, inspired by Michael Pollan’s Food Rules includes original songs and spoken word, vivid interactive video, humor, clowning and silly fun!  It is a perfect outing for the whole family.

The North Plan

THE NORTH PLAN – A Political Comedy by Jason Wells (NorCal Premiere) After a ruthless faction seizes power in Washington, Carlton Berg, a bureaucrat for the State Department, runs off with the new regime’s top-secret enemies list. The chase has come to an end in a police station in the Ozarks. With a pair of… Read more »

Mother Jones In Heaven

MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY SI KAHN Starring Mary Gannon Graham Musical Direction by Jim Peterson   The indomitable Mary Gannon Graham meets the invincible Mother Jones in this new one-woman musical by the legendary singer/songwriter and activist, Si Kahn. Many people know the name Mother Jones, but most have no idea… Read more »

4000 Miles

4000 MILES – A comic family drama Amy Herzog (NorCal Premiere) After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately… Read more »