About Us & Our Vision

Mission: The Mobile Theatre Guild provides a diverse artistic outlet connecting people with their creativity by training them in producing quality live theater.

Vision: Mobile Theatre Guild's vision is of acommunity whose perspective of self and others is broadenedthrough the arts education provided by diverse, quality theater.

The Guild is run by a Board of Directors elected every June at the Annual Meeting of the Membership.


  • 2018-2019 Board of Directors

  • President · Sherrick Sandy
  • Vice President · David Doolittle
  • VP Production · Susan Vinson
  • Production Co-Chair · Madeleine Mayrose
  • Secretary · Daniel Mainwaring
  • Treasurer · Jim Larrision
  • Moderater · Monsignor James Kee
  • Box Office · Kyle Meyer
  • Membership · Michael Birmingham
  • At Large:
  • Melissa Hall · Dana Campbell · Bill Campbell · Corey Setser · Jo Ann Olivera · Chris Powell · Alicia Vinson · Bridget Chapman

Our Upcoming Show!

Upcoming Show Poster

Southern Gothic - A Performance of Two One-Act Plays:
"Desire, Desire, Desire" & "Paper Thin"

September 14th - 23rd, 2018

"Desire, Desire, Desire"

Written by Christopher Durang

Directed by Daniel Mainwaring

Another Tennessee Williams parody, from the author of For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls. Blanche DuBois, her nerves shot, is stuck in a house with a slobby Stanley Kowalski, who keeps yelling "Stella!" Stella left for a lemon Coke six years ago and never returned. Blanche tries to seduce a young census taker, but is interrupted by Big Daddy and Maggie from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. A "tart" from The Iceman Cometh shows up as well, irritating Blanche by saying "pipe dream" instead of "illusion." Stella comes back briefly, but departs again, leaving Blanche and Stanley stuck together for eternity.


"Paper Thin"

Written by T.K. Lee

Directed by David Doolittle

Lucrece and Gerald have had a good marriage, in Lucrece's opinion. Late in life, they had one son, as they'd planned, and now, after watching Gerald recover from heart surgery, Lucrece has reminded Gerald of another thing they'd planned on: Getting a divorce. Lucrece has made her mind up, Gerald is being dogged into it at every turn (he did promise after all) but their son, Charlie, isn't so sure he can live with it. Set on top of the roof of Lucrece and Gerald's house, on a dairy farm in the small hills of north Mississippi, Lucrece explains how Life Goes On to her son, over a bottle of peppermint whiskey, and the importance of finally winning at the game of What If.

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM | Sunday matinee at 2 PM

This show has a 15 minute intermission in which refreshments are served in the Zoghby Room.

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Special Engagement! One Night Only!

Six Characters in Search of a Play

Six Characters in Search of a Play

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Written by Del Shores

Directed by Emerson Collins

Mobile Theatre Guild is proud to collaborate with Del Shores Productions on this unique, one-of-a-kind evening to present a new play by Del Shores.

"Sordid Lives" creator Del Shores’ new one-man show, directed by Emerson Collins, proves once and for all that he is not a writer, he’s a self-proclaimed thief! In "Six Characters In Search Of A Play", riffing on Pirandello’s classic title, Shores brings to life six one-of-a-kind characters he has met in real life that haven’t quite made it into one of his plays, films or TV shows.

In 90 minutes, the audience will hear the truth behind how he collected these eccentrics and their stories as he portrays his hilarious, off-the-rails encounters with them. The audience will meet Yvonne, the anti-vegetarian Dallas waitress; Sarah, a Trump-hating elderly actress with an inhaler in one hand and a cigarette in the other; Jimmy Raydz, the evolving, Magic Mike-loving latent Georgia redneck; Loraine, the once-brilliant drama teacher who has lost her damn mind and is now obsessed with porn; Marsha, the monkey-hating lesbian with COPD; and Aunt Bobby Sue, the racist Republican with a heart of gold.

The show is ONE NIGHT ONLY at Mobile Theatre Guild and the play begins at 7 pm -- please arrive early as parking can sometimes be difficult. A Meet & Greet will follow immediately after the show that you can attend for an additional $5.00. which goes to help MTG.

Sunday, November 4th at 7 PM | ONE SHOW ONLY!

Tickets are $20.00. $5.00 more will help out MTG and get you into the Meet & Greet with Del Shores!

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The 2018 - 2019 Season

Season Poster


Southern Gothic - A Performance of Two One-Act Plays:
"Desire, Desire, Desire" & "Paper Thin"

September 14th - 23rd, 2018


"Desire, Desire, Desire"

Written by Christopher Durang

Directed by Daniel Mainwaring

Another Tennessee Williams parody, from the author of For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls. Blanche DuBois, her nerves shot, is stuck in a house with a slobby Stanley Kowalski, who keeps yelling "Stella!" Stella left for a lemon Coke six years ago and never returned. Blanche tries to seduce a young census taker, but is interrupted by Big Daddy and Maggie from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. A "tart" from The Iceman Cometh shows up as well, irritating Blanche by saying "pipe dream" instead of "illusion." Stella comes back briefly, but departs again, leaving Blanche and Stanley stuck together for eternity.


"Paper Thin"

Written by T.K. Lee

Directed by David Doolittle

Lucrece and Gerald have had a good marriage, in Lucrece's opinion. Late in life, they had one son, as they'd planned, and now, after watching Gerald recover from heart surgery, Lucrece has reminded Gerald of another thing they'd planned on: Getting a divorce. Lucrece has made her mind up, Gerald is being dogged into it at every turn (he did promise after all) but their son, Charlie, isn't so sure he can live with it. Set on top of the roof of Lucrece and Gerald's house, on a dairy farm in the small hills of north Mississippi, Lucrece explains how Life Goes On to her son, over a bottle of peppermint whiskey, and the importance of finally winning at the game of What If.

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"Tom Jones"

Written by David Rogers

From the Book by Henry Fielding

Directed by Susan Vinson

October 26th - November 4th, 2018

Auditions: August 26th and 27th, 2018

Young Tom Jones, foundling and ward of Squire Allworthy, is deeply in love with Sophia and she with him, but her father has arranged for her to marry the Squire's sneaky nephew (and heir), young Blifil. The romance is discovered, Tom is banished and Sophia, with her maid, Honour, sets out to find him. They are followed by Sophia's father, his sister, Squire Allworthy and Blifil. All find madcap adventures on the road to London and meet with many strange characters. The amusing and unexpected solution to their problems captures all the laugh-a-minute hilarity for which Tom Jones is famous.

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"The Dresser"

By Ronald Harwood

Directed by Eric Browne

January 25th - February 3rd, 2019


Based on the author's own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, this bracing, heartbreaking drama is an elegy to a by-gone era. Backstage at a theatre in the English provinces during WW II, Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor/managers, is in a bad way tonight, as his dresser Norman tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of his lines as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last. With Herculean effort on the part of Norman, Sir finally makes it on stage and through the performance no thanks to an air raid courtesy of the Luftwaffe. Back in his dressing room after the performance, the worn out old trouper dies, leaving alone his company and the loyal dresser after one final bow.

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"Cotton Patch Gospel"

Book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz

Music and Lyrics by Harry Chapin

Directed by Daniel Mainwaring

April 5th - 14th, 2019


This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's a-brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. Drama critics loved this show and so did a broad spectrum of religious commentators.

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"Tick, Tick... BOOM!"

By Jonathan Larson and David Auburn

Directed by Gene Murrell

June 7th - 23rd, 2019


Tick, Tick... Boom!, an intimate, autobiographical pop/rock musical from the creator of Rent, tells the story of Jon, a struggling composer whose life seems to be going nowhere. About to turn 30 and still waiting tables for a living, Jon is desperately scared that he may never "make it" on Broadway. The pressure to break out or give up only grows as Jon’s girlfriend, Susan, announces that she wants to get married and move out of the city, and his best friend, Michael, quits acting and finds huge financial success as a Madison Avenue corporate executive. Jon’s new musical SUPERBIA has a great workshop but no prospects, and as time ticks by Jon wonders if maybe his friends are right, and it’s time to throw in the towel. Created by Jonathan Larson as a deeply personal peek into the life of an artist, Tick, Tick... Boom! follows one man’s journey to define success on his own terms.

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Purchase Season Passes

Purchasing a Season Membership allows you to enjoy a 20% discount off of the price of individual tickets. In addition, every punch on a season pass is good for any show making them a cost effective & very flexible choice.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q: Where is The Guild?
  • A: We are on N. Lafayette across from the CYO Hall at McGill-Toolen High School.

  • Q: How does parking work at The Guild?
  • A: There is plenty of gated parking right next to the theatre.

  • Q: How can tickets be purchased?
  • A: Tickets may be purchased online or at the door ONLY.

  • Q: How do I receive my Season Pass?
  • A: You may pick it up at the Box Office the first night you attend.

  • Q: Do we need reservations?
  • A: There are NO reservations. We have an OPEN SEATING policy.

  • Q: Do season members have perks?
  • A: Yes. Besides the discounted price. Seats are reserved for ALL shows for members.

  • Q: What age is considered for the senior rate ticket?
  • A: Senior rates start with patrons 65 years or older. Also, Student, Teacher, and Military rates require valid and current ID.

  • Q: When does the box office open?
  • A: The Box Office opens 1 hour before every show (6:30pm Friday, 6:30pm Saturday, and 1pm Sunday).

  • Q: Why was the show times changed to 7:30pm from 8pm?
  • A: Overwhelming patron request prompted the change.

  • Q: Is there handicap access?
  • A: Yes. We have handicap parking, entrance, exit, seating area, and bathroom.

  • Q: How do I volunteer?
  • A: Send us an email to mtg.volunteers@gmail.com

  • Q: Is The Guild on Facebook?
  • A: Yes. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, and Shutterfly.

    If you have any questions please send them to mtg.volunteers@gmail.com. Thank you!