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.
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Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project
November 3 at 7:30pm
Along the River Road
by Candace Perry
The largest slave revolt in North America took place in 1811 in Louisiana at plantations all along the River Road, but that historic event fails to be featured in “history” tours in the area to this day. Candace Perry's new full length play, ALONG THE RIVER ROAD, imagines what happens when the plantation narrative is told from the slave point of view.
Scenes alternate between 2011 and 1811 and are brought to life by wonderful Cape actors Sallie Tighe, June Douglas-White, Elin Hersch, Don Collins and Fred Biddle. Directed by Sunie Pope with stage directions read by Brian Carlson, ALONG THE RIVER ROAD will have its third public reading on Monday, November 3, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm. The reading is free and will be followed by a talkback.
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."
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.
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.