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The 1921 Mountain Play, Tamalpa, written by Dan Totheroh and performed on Mount Tamalpais [photograph]
Mountain Play Association
Cain, Marion Hayes, 1905-1991
Date Created and/or Issued
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Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
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Marin County Free Library
Mountain Plays, Mount Tamalpais, 1913-1972
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The first performance of Tamalpa, an original play written by Dan Totheroh for the Mountain Theater in 1921. Tamalpa explains the geologic formation of Mt. Tamalpais with the fictitious legend of a sleeping maiden. It was so popular that the Mountain Play Association performed it eight different seasons: 1921, 1923, 1938, 1946, 1953, 1957, 1963, and 1970. Totheroh was an actor in the early Mountain Play productions; after gaining national recognition for his work he returned to the Mountain Theater as a playwright and director. The Mountain Play Association began its annual production in an outdoor amphitheater on top of Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, in 1913. Shows run for several weekends, beginning each May. This image is from a collection of scrapbooks, deposited with the California Room in 1975, by Mountain Play Association Director, Marion Hayes Cain.
1 photographic print, b&w ; 25 x 34 cm.
A. 1390.001.208
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)--Mountain Play
Marin County (Calif.)--Mountain Play
Theater--California--Marin County
Theater audiences
Mountain Play Association (Mill Valley, Calif.)
Totheroh, Dan
Marin County (Calif.)
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)
Mount Tamalpais State Park (Calif.)
Item from Mountain Play Association Scrapbook v. 1, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library

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