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.
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.
Opens January 8
In Three Viewings, award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher explores love, money, and loss in a trio of mordantly witty narratives. An infatuated man goes to extraordinary lengths in order to win a woman’s heart; a jewelry thief with a hidden secret reclaims a family heirloom; and a widow confronts the repercussions of her late husband’s wheeling and dealing. Hatcher weaves these three poignant tales into an evening of remarkable storytelling that is sure to entice and captivate you.
January 14 & 17
Director John Williams is seeking an actor for Oleanna, a modern American classic written by David Mamet. The play is a controversial work by one of the world’s a great living dramatists. It deals with political correctness, power, and abuse – issues that are still very real and relevant nearly 20 years after its first production. Since that time it has polarised and troubled audiences. This is a play that will stick in your mind for a long time – adult theatre of the first order.
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.
Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project
Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm
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.