About Eastbound Theatre

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Your Community Theater Committee

Eastbound Theatre is the MAC’s vibrant community theater committee.  Led by seasoned professionals and an enthusiastic team, EBT provides an array of diverse offerings:

  • 3 Full Stage Productions: including farce, drama, romance, or mystery every September, February, and June. Season Ticket Packages Available Aug-Feb.
  • Original One-Act Festival: In partnership with the Westport Community Theatre, EBT hosts a two-weekend festival of original one-act plays each summer.
  • Plays in Development: showcasing staged readings of new works before an audience, followed by discussions with the playwright, director, and cast.
  • Shakespeare in Eisenhower Park: In its inaugural year, this initiative featured “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to enthusiastic audiences.

EBT’s repertoire spans from classic Shakespearean plays such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” to popular hits like “Four Weddings & an Elvis.” They also bring fresh and innovative plays to the stage, like last season’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” and reimagine classics, demonstrated by the immersive, in the-round production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” last season. Besides, EBT is dedicated to nurturing new talent through the East/West Playfest of one-act plays and the Plays in Development series.

Main Stage Productions

Three full stage productions are planned each year – fall, winter and spring. 
This year EBT presents: 

Outside Mullingar

My Children! My Africa!

Musical Comedy – Announcement 10/15/24

If you would like your student aged child to accompany you to a concert or play, please call the office for a $5 student ticket.

And remember, our outdoor events and exhibit receptions are free for all.

East West PlayFest

A two-weekend original one-act festival in collaboration with the Westport Community Theatre every summer.

Plays in Development

A series  “Plays in Development” presenting staged readings before an audience with a playwright/director/cast talk-back.  Current work: 

Words from the Front

Words from the Front has been presented 10 times throughout the state. New dates coming soon.

Romeo & Juliet

An “al fresco” production of Shakespeare in Eisenhower Park. 

Calls for Action 

Casting Calls, Call for Directors, Call for One-Act Scripts

Pantochino Productions

Independent theater productions presented by friend-of-the-MAC, Pantochino at the MAC on various dates during the season. See their website for details.

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