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Murphy’s Creek Theatre presents:  THEATRE UNDER THE STARS 2013 – WINE, DINNER

                  As the
Redbuds bloom amidst the beautiful, bustling town of Murphy’s, CA, thoughts of
summer begin to buzz like the bees.  For the
staff, artists and patrons of Murphy’s Creek Theatre, visions of magical
evenings filled with warm laughter and cool gentle breezes amongst the shadows
of the oaks begin to come alive and dance… For summer is the season of MCT’s
annual outdoor Shakespearian Theatre schedule at the Cornelia B. Stevenot
Amphitheatre, and their 19th season already promises to be very
special and exciting! 

                  Starting June 21st and running through
July 20th, “Theatre Under
The Stars
2013” opens with one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies,
“Much Ado
About Nothing!” The story opens
with soldiers returning from war, some of
whom carry the invisible scars of conflict,
something relevant
these days. But the play
ultimately a comedy in which a band of
pranksters conspire to bring Beatrice and Benedick, two
the sharpest
wits to
literature, together at the altar in holy matrimony.

Next in the summer lineup is, “The
Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) [Revised], which runs from August 2
– September 1. Three guys, one dead
playwright, and thirty-seven
plays, all
in under two hours. The whole family
will enjoy watching three
talented actors, armed with an outrageous assortment of outerwear, costumes and zany props, cram the Bard’s entire canon of plays (and sonnets) into
minutes of high-speed, over-
the-top hilarity.

On top of a great line-up of summer
shows MCT is also enhancing its outdoor program this year in a variety of ways.  Audiences this summer will not just see a
play, but will also enjoy a wonderful pre-show program as well.  Guests can arrive as early as 6:30 in the
evening to enjoy live acoustic music and  fine dining under the oaks, featuring  gourmet dinners catered by some of the most
talented chefs in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, paired each night with just
the right red or white wines from one of our area’s finest local wineries.  On any performance night audience members
will be able to enjoy a gourmet dinner under the oaks, provided by award
winning caterers such as Cupcake Wars’ finalist Lila and Sage, paired with an
exquisite Italian wine from say, Val Du Vino Winery, all while accompanied with
live music performed by talented acoustic musicians from the Sierra Foothills, including
The Lava Cats and members of The Hot Dark. 
And of course, after dinner and under a spectacular sunset, patrons will
enjoy – in Italian Renaissance style – the masterful works of William

with Lila and Sage, dinners will also be provided by Murphy’s Catering,
Columbia House Catering and Creative Catering. 
Other featured wineries will include La Folia Winery, Zucca Mountain
Vineyards, Hovey Winery, Chatom Winery, Lavender Ridge and many more.  Dinner ticket packages are optional and carry
an additional charge, which includes a glass of wine.  Dinner reservations are mandatory.  Dinner will be served from 6:45 until 7:30 pm.  Performances begin at 8 pm, with dessert to
be served at intermission.   

 Tickets are available now at The Black Bart
Playhouse, Sustenance Books and Murphy’s Music, or go online to, or
call the theatre at (209)728-8422.  If
fine dining, exquisite wines and live theatre sound like your idea of an
appealing summer night out, you will not be disappointed with MCT’s “Theatre
Under The Stars 2013- Wine, Dinner and Shakespeare!”  


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