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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Venus in Fur
Opens October 13
Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, Venus in Fur keeps you on the edge of your seat as you question "who is really in charge here?"
Only Wounded: Larry Marsland Sings Peter Allen
Opens November 3
Back by popular demand!
Larry Marsland interprets the songs of Peter Allen and mixes in recollections of Stonewall, Reno Sweeney’s, Judy Garland and the explosive, crazy world of Manhattan in the 70s and 80s. An intimate theatrical concert experience in our Black Box Theater you won't want to miss.
2nd Wednesday Theater: A Few Good Men
A monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.
In November we will read A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin, presented by Martha Paquin. This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.
Opens November 22
November 22 – December 18
Join us for this charming stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse. It is closely-adapted from the 1970 musical film Scrooge starring Albert Finney, which earned Bricusse an Oscar® nomination for his score. A holiday hit for the whole family.
Opens December 1
This original and “highly inappropriate” Thanksgiving comedy takes the dysfunctional family holiday to a whole new level of absurdity. Holidays can be slippery...and this year, Turkey Day gets extra dysfunctional and family a little more than absurd. Experience an evening of pure catharsis with this incredibly fun show about the neuroses of family members and their holiday expectations.
2nd Wednesday Theater: A Christmas Carol
A monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. Our December play reading 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.
Shostakovich Triumphant: Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
May 6 & 7
At the Barnstable Performing Arts Center
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Cotuit Center for the Arts is thrilled to collaborate with the Cape Symphony in their season finale. “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” is a rarely performed concert/theater experience with music by Andre Previn and text by Tom Stoppard. The piece examines themes of freedom of expression and is centered around a man who imagines hearing and seeing a full orchestra when no one else can. Maestro Jung-Ho Pak and Cotuit Executive Director David Kuehn will bring two of the Cape’s most respected cultural institutions together for two performances only. The play will be directed by Mary Arnault and will feature some of the Cape’s finest local actors.