Theater

Cotuit Center for the Arts produces 6 or 7 main stage productions and a dozen or so black box productions each year. We also have a monthly staged reading series held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  We welcome suggestions for future productions.

Click here to submit a proposal for the Main Stage Theater
Click here to submit a proposal for the Black Box Theater
Click here to submit a proposal for the 2nd Wednesday Staged Reading Series

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Present your SNAP card or Full-time Student ID at the box office during the hour before curtain and get HALF-PRICE admission! 
Cotuit Center for the Arts -- Making the arts accesssible, thrilling, and nurturing for all.

 

Stop Kiss

Opens October 9
In the Black Box Theater

A play by Diana Son.  "A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably," says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. 

AUDITIONS: Toby Britches Improv

October 27, 6:00-9:00pm

Ever wonder if you’ve got what it takes to stand up in front of an audience and let good theater just spontaneously happen? Well, now’s your chance to find out, with Toby Britches Improv.

Toby Britches is a new, developing improv group on Cape Cod. We meet in a workshop once a week (Monday nights) to play theater games and develop our improvisational skills. And we’re auditioning new members as we prepare for our FIRST EVER show in February.

Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project

November 3 at 7:30pm

With generous support from the Kaplan Foundation, Cotuit Center for the Arts announces a new collaboration designed to workshop four original plays by four local playwrights over the course of one year.  Theater partners include Cotuit Center for the Arts, Harwich Junior Theatre, Provincetown Theater, and Woods Hole Theater Company.

Each work will be presented in staged readings four times, once each season over the course of a year, in four venues from the upper Cape to the lower Cape, reaching four different audiences.  The partners each invited a local playwright and asked that they pen a new full length play for up to six actors. Readings will take place in the four theaters simultaneously, the first with each playwright in the “home” of their presenter, then rotating between the four venues.

Laughing Wild

Opens November 6
In the Black Box Theater

Cotuit Center for the Arts is proud to present Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild. A comic study of the perils of modern life in urban America (waiting in line, rude taxi drivers, and inane talk shows), the play consists of two monologues (one for a woman and one for a man) and the playlet that brings the two together with a wicked twist.

AUDITIONS: Three Viewings

November 11 & 15

Director Garry Mitchell will be holding auditions for Jeffrey Hatcher's Three Viewings, three one-act monologues for one man and two women.

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Two-Character Play

Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30pm

A classic play by Tennessee Williams.

Reality and fantasy are interwoven with terrifying power as two actors on tour—brother and sister—find themselves deserted by the trope in a decrepit "state theatre in an unknown state." Faced (perhaps) by an audience expecting a performance, they enact "The Two-Character Play"—an illusions within an illusion, and "out cry" from isolation, panic and fear. "I think it is my most beautiful play since Streetcar," Tennessee Williams said, "and I've never stopped working on it."

Annie

Opens November 20

The timeless story.  The classic characters. The unforgettable songs. The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.  Join Annie on her spirited journey from a next-to-nothing start at an orphanage run by the wickedly funny Miss Hannigan to finding her ideal family with big-hearted billionaire Daddy Warbucks.

A Tuna Christmas

Opens December 4
In the Black Box Theater

A Tuna Christmas is a broad comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The plot centers on the town's annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp.  Two actors play all 20 zany characters.

Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard; Directed by Tara Galvin

2nd Wednesday Theater: A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30pm

Join us every month for this play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.   December features A Christmas Carol, presented by the Center’s Theater Advisory Committee.

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.