Bakersfield Mist

By Stephen Sachs


Directed by Christopher Bellis
Series A: August 27th thru September 13th


Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when a world-class art expert flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.

Dramatist – Comedy/Drama

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Matt & Ben

By Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers


Directed by Mark Sickler
Summer Slam Series A: August 27th thru September 13th


Matt & Ben depicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before Project Greenlight, before Oscar, before anyone gave a damn. When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a Higher Power.

Concord/Samuel French – Comedy

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A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking

By John Ford Noonan and Loudon Wainwright III


Directed by Siobhan Stevens
Summer Slam Series B: September 17th thru October 16th


This two-character comedy takes place in the suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix, who is having a tough day: her husband is off on a weekend spree with his secretary and she can’t get rid of the pesky neighbor who has just moved up from Texas. Hannah Mae Bindler badgers Maude into friendship and the two eventually join forces against their errant and erring husbands. This long running Off-Broadway hit starred Susan Sarandon and Eileen Brennan and features terrific roles which may be played by actresses from twenty to fifty.

Concord/Samuel French – Comedy

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The Harry And Sam Dialogues

By Karen Ellison


Directed by Eric Jordan
Summer Slam Series B: September 17th thru October 16th


Harry and Sam are old friends who like to pass the time posing outlandish questions to one another. “If ya had the choice would ya rather love a woman whose top half was a fish and whose bottom half was a woman or a woman whose top half was a woman and whose bottom half was a fish?” Harry asks. “Good question,” responds Sam. The questions are off the wall, but they slowly reveal the two men’s characters, and allow them to take stock of each other while avoiding mundane, but important, life matters. These life matters are woven into their interchanges—hints about their lives apart from one another.

Dramatists – Comedy

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Duet For One

By Tom Kempinski


Directed by Christine Thompson
Summer Slam Series B: September 17th thru October 16th


This immensely moving play won the London Theatre Critics Award for best play of 1980. Both Anne Bancroft and Julie Andrews have played the role of a famous concert violinist who is stricken with a disease which necessitates her retirement from the stage and which threatens her marriage as well. The play is structured as a series of interviews between the violinist and her psychiatrist in which she tries to cope with her illness and its effect on her life.

Concord/Samuel French – Drama

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Veronica's Room

By Ira Levin


Directed by Mark Sickler
October 29th through November 15th


This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by it's dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?

Samuel French, Drama, Mystery/Thriller

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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens


Directed by Christopher Bellis
December 3rd through December 20th
Auditions to be held in October


The magic of Charles Dickens’ heartwarming classic returns to the M&D Playhouse. Come see this favorite family holiday tradition and spend some time with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they bring A Christmas Carol to life on stage. It’s perfect holiday entertainment!

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Until further notice due to COVID precautions, all tickets must be purchased in advance. We are currently not accepting cash or checks. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling our box office at (603) 733-5275. Online sales will end at 7:20 p.m. for evening performances and 3:20 p.m. for matinees. Please note, there will be no walk-up ticket sales at this time, as our box office is remote. 

The box office will be open one hour prior to show performances via telephone but will not be giving out tickets at the window.  You must show your printed or scanable ticket at the door. All ticket sales must be done online.

Concessions are available through advance purchase only on our square site at CONCESSION SITE.  Please place all orders at least 1 hour before your performance time.

No ticketing discounts will be available for the remainder of 2020. However, season tickets and gift certificates will still be honored. 

We ask that when choosing your seats you select a block appropriate to the number of individuals in your party. Should you need assistance selecting your seats, please contact our box office at boxoffice@mdplayhouse.com or by calling (603) 733-5275.

Please be aware that the house will not open until 7:15 p.m., unless due to inclement weather. We ask that masks be worn at all times when in the building, except when seated for the performance. 

We will not accommodate any late arrivals. Please arrive by 7:15 p.m. to provide ample time to be seated. 

If you have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or are experiencing symptoms, we kindly ask that you do not visit the Playhouse. If you have already purchased a ticket and are experiencing symptoms, we will gladly offer you a refund.


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