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Summer flies by, and so does our season of melodramas:

"The Ratcatcher's Daughter" or "Death Valley Daze" written by Tim Kelly and directed by Rachel Soland, playing July 28 - August 13, 2017

Auntie Hush, famous for her "Hush Mush", runs an orphanage in an abandoned stagecoach stop, but is soon to be tossed out by the unscrupulous city slicker, Whiplash Snivel. His arrival has been preceded by the entrance of lovely Sweet Lotta Bliss, from London (She's a foggy type.) She plans to open a school. Seeking her is the infamous Lady Pilfer (driven out of San Francisco for stealing ponies from the Pony Express). She brings news that Lotta's father, a ratcatcher, has been left a fortune by his deceased parent, a Russian nobleman (Lotta didn't know she was a Lady.) Since Lotta refuses Whiplash's oily offer of wedlock, he decides to get her money by hastening her marriage to her one true love, Jack Sunshine, a salesman of wash-and-wear furs. Alas, Jack owes his allegiance to the bottle. Only Lotta's love can save him, but not if Whiplash can help it.

Adult tickets are $10. Reduced Rate tickets are $8. Reservations at (507) 635-5420 or purchase online

This show is made possible by a generous donation from our friends at the Hubbell House Restaurant.


Moving to Byron for two special shows:

"Under the Spell of Love" written and directed by Sandra Hennings Miller, has two special Byron Sesquicentennial performances at Byron High School July 27, 28, 2017. Tickets available at the door or via this PayPal link.



Enjoy Dinner at the Hubbell House before the show! Show your pre-purchased, printed ticket to your server to receive a discount of $3 for meals totaling more than $20 per person.  Call the Hubbell House for reservations (507) 635-2331.

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 updated 07/24/17

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We are looking for a few good people to volunteer to take tickets, host intermissions, or help sell MTC souveniers. Contact us if you are interested.


Many, many thanks to our generous corporate sponsors who help us keep the costs to our patrons down throughout our 2016-17 season.



We are also grateful for a grant received from IBM's Fund for Community Service, which combines funding with volunteerism from IBM employees and retirees.

The Mantorville Theatre Company presents activities that were made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

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Need to find us? We are just a half block west of Highway 57 on 5th Street in Mantorville (Hwy 57 and 5th is the closest thing Mantorville has to a "major" intersection.)

You can call our answering machine at (507) 635-5420.

Our postal address is PO Box 194 ... Mantorville, MN 55955

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Need to find Mantorville? We're about 70 miles south of the Twin Cities and 15 miles west of Rochester on Minnesota Highway 57: map