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The Story of Mariposa Brought to Life on Stage

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Mariposa Theatre Alliance will present a live multi-media theater piece titled The Story, written and directed by Les Marsden.

Featuring local acting talent, The Story will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 – 28, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 – 4 at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m., at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, 4889 County Park Road in Mariposa.

This production is believed to be the first professionally-written, professionally-directed theatrical presentation of the Mariposa region’s history.

Potentially planned as a multiple-play cycle, this first installment of The Story creatively explores Mariposa’s early history and chronicles the experiences and folklore of the region’s native population, up through the arrival of the first Europeans in the area to the mid-1850s and the establishment of many of Mariposa’s settlements.

Featuring an ensemble cast, multi-media projection and original music, The Story unveils Mariposa’s history by tracing roots, bridging generations, and bringing to life stories of our land, people, and county.

Tickets are $9 for Mariposa County Arts Council Members, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $12 for general admission.

This production is presented by the Mariposa Theatre Alliance as a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council and it is also an incarnation of Marsden’s “Acting in Mariposa” (AIM) Program.

Tickets for The Story may be purchased in advance at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery, 5009 Highway 140 in Mariposa and online at www.mariposaartscouncil.org.

The Story is made possible by the California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities grant.

The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is funding in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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