Our 2015-16 Season: Revelations
Four Readings: SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 • JANUARY 11, 2016 • MARCH 28, 2016 • JUNE 27, 2016
AUG 27 –SEPT 20, 2015
NOVEMBER 5 – 29, 2015
FEB 11 – MAR 6, 2016
APR 8 – 17, 2016
MAY 19 – JUNE 12, 2016
Three Concerts: DECEMBER 10-13, 2015 • MARCH 18-20, 2016 • JULY 22-24, 2016
Monthly Events

On Stage Now


by Lanford Wilson

Preview: May 19 at 8:00pm

Opens: May 20 at 8:00pm

Closes: June 12 at 2:00pm

“An intriguing, prismatic and thoroughly engrossing depiction of contemporary small-town life with a murder mystery at its core…”  Variety

Welcome to Dublin, Missouri, a small town in the American Heartland, dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theatre. When a violent murder shocks the town Ruth Hoch goes on a one-woman crusade to root out the truth.


Adults $29, Seniors/H.A.R.D. Residents $24, Juniors/Students $21

Tickets also available through our Box Office at 510-881-6777,  Tues. – Fri., 12:30 – 5:30pm

* Mature language. Ages 14+ suggested.


5th Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward is accepting submissions for its Fifth Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch. Our CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition.

Five Playwrights enter but only one will emerge victorious. Grand prize for the chosen script.

We are seeking brief scenes (5-20 minutes) which conform to the limitations of the competition. DMT staff will select the top five submissions. Each of the final scripts will get one rehearsal with the same director and company of actors.  On June 13, 2016, the five scenes will be performed at a live staged reading event at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre. The audience will vote by token to determine the winner!

Town Square



Our theme this year is:

The setting is a town square in a small town anywhere in the universe. It’s where Main Street meets First Street – perhaps there’s a little park, or a statue of a forgotten General, probably a few pigeons. Time period is not restricted. Please limit your scenes to no more than four characters. We’re looking for creative and elegant back-stories that incorporate the setting into the scenes. Tone, theme or genre is up to you! A parade, a lovers’ tryst, or a protest, perhaps? Anything can happen in the town square.

Deadline for CageMatch submissions sent via e-mail is May 27, 2016;
post-mark deadline, if mailed, is May 20, 2016.

Submissions can be e-mailed in *.doc or *.pdf to cagematch@dmtonline.org or mailed to:
H.A.R.D./Douglas Morrisson Theatre
ATTN: Susan E. Evans
1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 94541

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