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
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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.

 

AUDITIONS: Two Rooms

January 31

Director Michele Colley is casting four actors for Two Rooms, a drama by Lee Blessing.  The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut where Arab terrorists are holding an American hostage, and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal. The same room serves for both and is also the locale for imaginary conversations between the hostage and his wife, plus the setting for the real talks she has with a reporter and a State Department official.

Sturgis Charter School presents: Medea and Antigone

February 5-7

The students of Sturgis Charter School present a fresh presentation of two classic Greek tragedies: Medea and Antigone.

Improv!

February 8

TOBY BRITCHES is an evening of theater like nothing you’ve ever seen before… and neither have we. Twelve actors bring lots of talents, skills and backgrounds to the stage, but not one of ‘em shows up with a script. And that leads to lots of surprising, spontaneous and sometimes downright off-the-wall fun – and no two shows are ever the same! Featuring (in alphabetical order) Jo Brisbane, Liz Brown, Norbert Brown, Michele Colley, Kelly Depin, Jeanne Lohnes, Kayleigh Mason, Kim Frager Mitchell, Kempton Parker, Jim Pettibone, Elliott Sicard, and Eli Woods. Hosted by Troy Davies.

Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project

Monday, February 9 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.

AUDITIONS: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

February 10 & 11

Director Richard Martin is seeking actors for “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey.  There are roles available for 13 males and 4 females.

2nd Wednesday Theater, Moonglow

February 11 at 7:30pm
Moonglow, by Jack Neary

Moonglow is a new comedy-drama written by playwright Jack Neary.  It takes place in 1967, twenty years after enigmatic though likable Ray Healy returned home from World War Two only to find his young wife in love with another man.  Ray is now a music teacher at a Catholic school and has never remarried.  He is romantically pursued by the friendly and direct (when she has to be) Arlene Hodge, a secretary at the school, who strives to get to the bottom of why Ray keeps re-buffing her.

The Beat Goes On: Music of the 60’s

Opens February 12

An original multimedia review of music from history’s most inspired decade featuring songs from the same production team who brought us last year’s smash hit “What the World Needs Now: A Tribute to Burt Bacharach”

Cast: Ruth Condon, James Davis, Michael Ernst, Kristin Fehlau, Martha Paquin, Jordan Renzi, Anthony Teixeira and Alex Valentine.

The Vagina Monologues

February 15

Join us for a staged reading of Eve Ensler's hit play The Vagina Monologues, directed by Aisha Stewart, Anna Botsford and Tara Galvin.

The Dumb Waiter

Opens February 19

Theater Under the Stairs presents Harold Pinter's classic one-act play, The Dumb Waiter.  Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy, featuring Ari Lew and Cleo Zani.

Love Letters

Sunday, March 29 at 2:00pm

Special benefit performance of A. R. Gurney’s beloved classic play

Veteran actors Pam McArdle and Dr. Waldo Fielding will present two performances of Love Letters, performed in the Art Gallery, as a benefit for Cotuit Center for the Arts.