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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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.
Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project
Sunday, November 30 at 7:00pm
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 Sunday, November 30, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts at 7:00pm. The reading is free and will be followed by a talkback.
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.
The Gift of the Magi
Opens December 11
In the Black Box Theater
Jim and Della are out of work and penniless during Christmas in New York. To afford presents for each other, both secretly part with their most precious possessions. In O. Henry’s classic holiday story, the two lovers' gesture of giving creates a warm and intimate Christmas in the cold, unfriendly city. This charming and transcendent play will kindle the holiday spirit.
2nd Weds. Theater: Unsafe
Wednesday, January 14 at 7:30pm
A full-length play by Jim Dalglish
As a mid-winter blizzard blankets Manhattan under three feet of snow, a troubled young man with nowhere to go crashes his widowed stepmother’s 40th birthday party. His arrival triggers a flurry of memories – fond, painful and frightening – and unwittingly exposes his family to the danger that haunts him on the abandoned, snow-covered streets below.
This psychological thriller was selected as a semifinalist at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
By the author of last summer’s sold out production of Bark Park: Life at Both Ends of the Lead.