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MJC Theater Department stages New Play Fest
2017 MJC Play Fest student authors
The MJC student playwrights featured in the New Play Fet are: (left to right standing) John Smith, Nathan Stiles, Sam Mellor and Shane Meyers, and (left to right sitting/kneeling) Timothy Glidewell, Erin Isaacs and Nicolas Salvucci. - photo by Photo by David Todd

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department is presenting the New Play Festival featuring “world premieres” of original, one act plays written and directed by MJC theater students. 

Performances are at 7 p.m. May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 in the Cabaret West Theater of El Capitan Building on West Campus, located at 2201 Blue Gum Avenue in Modesto. 

The short works staged each night include “On the Writer’s Block” by Erin Isaacs; “The Third Wheel” by Shane Meyers; “Beautiful” by John Smith and Tim Glidewell; “Valse Triste” by Nathan Stiles; “Last Call ‘68” by Nick Salvucci, and “WrestleFestival 2017” by Sam Mellor.

MJC Professor of Theater Michael Lynch promises "an exciting theater evening with new and fresh voices for the stage."

Tickets are $11 general admission, $9 for students and senior citizens.  Tickets may be purchased in advance online at  and will be available at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance.  The production runs approximately 2 hours with an intermission.