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A musical journey featuring stories shared from Hammerstein’s
illustrious career spanning decades.

SEX WITH STRANGERS

WHAT – Wellfleet 

strangers1-768x380When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure fortyish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. By Laura Eason. Directed by Jeffry George.


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH JUNE 17th 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK 

Theatre Workshop of NantucketBennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

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By Neil Simon. Nominated for the 1964 Tony Award for Best Play, Barefoot in the Park captures newlyweds who epitomize the maxim ‘opposites attract.’ Their marriage turns upside down after plumbing disasters, unexpected in-law visits, and matchmaking plots gone awry. Will Paul and Corie Bratter find peace and happiness despite their differences? “A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy” — The New York Times

Directed by Justin Cerne, Featuring Kaitlyn Jane Kurowski, Jeff Barry, Susan Lucier, Doug Rees, William Mogenson   BUY TICKETS 


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH JUNE 11th

WRINKLES — THE MUSICAL 

Cape Cod Theatre Company, Harwich 

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In 2008, two dear friends celebrated their 60th birthdays. One went on a silent retreat for three weeks and wrote poetry. The other got a personal trainer, cosmetic dentistry, Botox, Juvaderm, and laser treatments. Using one of the poems, Hags and Crones as their inspiration, the two created the Wrinkles Review. The work was further shaped, developed, and directed by Broadway producer and longtime friend, Dani Davis as a “work in progress” performance at WHAT in 2010. Sold out houses and standing ovations encouraged the writers to keep working toward the development of an evening-length, two-act musical. With the intention of empowering older women, the writers based the script on real stories of Cape women ages 60-95 shared in workshops, interviews, and seminars. The Cape Cod Theatre Company presents the premiere of Wrinkles, the Musical, A Celebration of Women and Aging written by Naomi Turner and Wilderness Sarchild; directed by Nina Schuessler; with music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland, Cape recording artist Sarah Burrill, and composer and musical director Malcolm Granger. (Mature audience.)

ON STAGE NOW THROUGH MAY 28th

EDUCATING RITA 

Eventide Theatre Company – On The Gertrude Lawrence Stage in Dennis Village

Rita-Poster-page-001-281x300The play follows the relationship between a 26-year-old Liverpudlian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year. In the play Frank has no surname, but when the film was made he became Dr. Frank Bryant.

Susan (who initially calls herself Rita), dissatisfied with the routine of her work and social life, seeks inner growth by signing up for and attending an Open University course in English Literature. The play opens as ‘Rita’ meets her tutor, Frank, for the first time. Frank is a middle-aged, alcoholic career academic who has taken on the tutorship to pay for his drink. The two have an immediate and profound effect on one another; Frank is impressed by Susan’s verve and earnestness and is forced to re-examine his attitudes and position in life; Susan finds Frank’s tutelage opens doors to a bohemian lifestyle and a new self-confidence.  BUY TICKETS 


REGULAR SINGING 

Cape Rep Theatre — In Brewster on Cape Cod 

RegularSingingThis wonderfully intimate drama, set on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, unfolds in the Apple home in Rhinebeck, New York as the family shares a monumental evening together, one that is both unique and familiar to us all.— “A rare and radiant mirror of the way we live – and fail to live – now“ Ben Brantley, New York Times.

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SOME PAST PERFORMANCES…

AN ILIAD

Cotuit Center for the Arts – In the Black Box Theater

May, 2017

CCFTCIliadthumbnailBy Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. AN ILIAD is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. Kevin Quill plays the lone figure onstage, fated to tell this story throughout history. “…I could go on listening to the storyteller forever.” – Cape Cod Times review.

 

 


May, 2017

May, 2017SALOME-D2-1-1024x905Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play takes place at King Herod’s birthday party. “The Man Who Has It All” only wants one thing- for his stepdaughter Salome to dance for him. He promises to give her absolutely anything in return. What she asks for is unbelievable.

 

 


JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Falmouth Theatre Guild

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EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR

a play by Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

May 2017

Shostakovitch_Triumphant_UpdateIn a rare theatrical event, the Cape Symphony and Cotuit Center for the Arts will pair one of the most dramatic symphonies ever written, Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich, with an extraordinary play for actors and orchestra by Andre Previn and Tom Stoppard, “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor.” Both works are a response to political oppression and celebrate freedom of thought. For the first time ever, the Cape Symphony is partnering with the Cotuit Center for the Arts to present this powerful music and play in one moving tribute to the enduring nature of the human spirit. These performances were part of the ArtSpring Cape Cod 2017 Festival.

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Cotuit Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater

April, 2017

Title_of_Show_facebook_squareThis self-aware love-letter to musical theatre follows two struggling writers rushing to meet a deadline. Struggling writers Jeff and Hunter hear of a new musical theatre festival. The submission deadline is only three weeks away, but they have nothing to lose, so they agree to write until they have a finished project. While trying to think of what to write about Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. The pair name their show [title of show] taken from the festival’s application form. This musical explores creative expression as these writers and their friends learn more and more about themselves as people. Bowen and Bell’s love-letter to musical theatre is one sure to delight any lover of musicals.   BUY TICKETS


GEORGE ORWELL’S 1984

Tilden Arts Studio Theater

APRIL 2017

Published in 1949, the novel and subsequent stage adaptations are set in a world of constant war, ever present government surveillance, and, most notably, a political system dominated by a cult of personality and control of independent thinking by means of a constructed language called “newspeak” and a prohibition on “thoughtcrime.”

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“For centuries, the notion of free thought or expression has plagued scholars, playwrights and philosophers alike,” comments Trudeau. “Orwell’s 1984 drives a sharp spike into our consciousness by revealing a world where free expression isn’t simply restricted, but systematically erased.”

Part of ArtSpring Cape Cod, a grass-roots collaboration between multiple arts and culture organizations across the region occurring in the spring of 2017. #artspringcapecod


ALONE IN BERLIN: Film Screening, Reception, Panel Discussion

Writing Postcards - Alone in BerlinA true story of expression in Hitler’s 1940 Berlin. A panel discussion follows the film. Film/Reception/Panel.

  • Kevin Howard, Moderator (Chief Marketing and Community Engagement Officer at The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and former Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod).
  • Tim Miller (Features Editor and Film Critic for the the Cape Cod Times)
  • Nina Schuessler (Playwright and Producing Artistic Director at Cape Cod Theatre Company)
  • Jerry Forman (Attorney and Author).Museum admission is free for event attendees.

Alone in Berlin, A True Story of Expression is an ArtSpring Cape Cod Event; Presented by the Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition  in association with the Cape Cod Museum of Art, ArtWeek and the Cape Cinema

ArtSpring Cape Cod is a grass-roots collaboration between multiple arts and culture organizations across the region from April 27-May 7 2017.


THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT

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Creating light to remind the world what art can do to strengthen the human spirit. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, these artists and communities will make a pledge to continued vigilance and increased advocacy for the freedom of artistic expression through the performing arts.

15875699_615013092039631_2453588947893223424_aThe Ghost Light Project aims to unite the community nationwide in solidarity. The project aims to create spaces – both literal and symbolic – that will serve as lights in the coming years, and to activate a network of people across the country working to support vulnerable communities. The event is free and all we ask is to bring a flashlight or some means of light (no lasers please) to shine at the sky.