Hanford, CA – Before Gunsmoke was a TV Show, it was a radio show on Columbia Broadcast Systems (CBS). Families huddled together to listen to the western with Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad. Gunsmoke first aired on April 26, 1952. It was set in Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870s. Other regular characters were Chester Proudfoot, played by Parley Baer; Kitty, played by Georgia Ellis; and Doc Adams, played by Howard McNear. The series featured top-notch acting and well-developed scripts that set it apart from many other shows. HMTC brings the radio script to life on stage. Actors in 50’s garb, the radio show exhibits the brilliance of the Golden Age of Radio.
This radio stage re-enactment production of Gunsmoke is the first episode and is called ’Start of a Legend.’ HMTC features Don Brakeman as director and the character Dr. Charles Adams. Mr. Brakeman, has over 60 years of theatrical experience and is proud to make his directorial debut with HMTC. Also featuring, multicultural actors from HMTC training program and local actors.
Saturday, January 11, 7pm
Sunday, January 12, 2pm
Location: 14060 Hackett Street, Hanford, CA 93230
Dona-tickets available on www.hmtc.ticketleap.com/Gunsmoke
Call to all vendors to participate in this year's Hanford Dia de Los Muertos. Also, need altars and volunteers. Go to website www.HanfordDayoftheDead.com to apply. It will all take place at the Hanford Civic Park 400 N. Douty St. Hanford, CA 93230. See the website for pictures from last year's event. Fun for the whole family. FEATURING: Mariachi Alas de Jalisco, Danza Ehecatl—Hanford Aztec Dancers, Mariachi Sol de Oro, Sugar Skull Ladies—P.A.T.Y.’Studio, Calavera Gigante, Títere Gigante—Largest sugar skull in the valley, and the largest Day of the Dead Skeleton puppet in the state
June 2019 Elizabeth Vela pictured with her proud family, enjoys her BIG Check for winning the Monologue Slam 2019. Location this year was at the Comfort Inn Big Room, performers prepared 2-3 minute monologues to be judged in this annual event. Next year, the 3rd Annual Hanford Monologue Slam will take place at the new HMTC location at 14064 Hackett Street, Hanford, CA 93230 (Grangeville and 14th Street)
1st Place: Elisabeth Vela (Actor); Original Monologue, "Sincerely Unproductive"
2nd Place: Adrian Hughes (Actor); Film Monologue, "Denzel Washington's Rendition", Malcom X
3rd Place: Jay Noel (Jacqueline White) (Poet); Original Poem
4th Place: Brooke Mateus (Poet); Original Poem
5th Place: Omar Pimentel (Actor); Film Monologue, Edge of Seventeen
WAITING WOMEN: A play written by Silvia Gonzalez S. (pen name) was produced by Hanford Multicultural Theater Company in the courtyard of the Hanford Carnegie Museum. The play revolves around the life of Pearl Hart who did the last stage coach robbery in the Arizona Territory. Her life turns when confined to the prison with women of color, realizations set in. The play zig zags through her memory jaunts and her vaudeville stints.
Play written and directed by Silvia Gonzalez S. Additional pictures. Click READ MORE for pictures.
2019 Boxcar - El Vagon a play perfect for these controversial times of border entry, was shortened to meet the standards of the venue. As part of the Rogue Fest even in 2019 this play was performed by actors mostly from HMTC with two coming from out of the area. This play production took place in March.
Our characters were in the Hanford Christmas parade 2018 much to the delight of the children. They kept running to hug spongebob and the panda bears.
2018 Boxcar - El Vagon a play for the current political times, was performed in the courtyard of the Kings Art Center and opened on November 3 with two shows a day. The play was performed without intermission. This award winning play had HMTC actors, with the director jumping in for one of the actors the last minute. Bravo Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Jr. Julio is a trooper, and one fine hardworking member of the theater company.
2018 Hanford Dia de Los Muertos was an astounding success. As a multicultural theater company, embracing a traditional and involving all people is the goal of our members. This event serves as our fundraiser, but there is much joy in sharing in a multicultural community. See our other webpage www.HanfordDayoftheDead.com or www.HanfordDiadelosMuertos.com
July 2018 HMTC and MetroCinema of Hanford joined forces to give our troops entertainment and watch a movie out at Civic Park. Our improv group also entertained. This event recognizes all the veterans and active service people that represent our community. The Lemoore NAS is close by and we recognize them as an important part of our community.