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.

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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.

Turn your evening of theater into an awe-inspiring experience with a Dinner + Show Package.  Cotuit Center for the Arts is pleased to partner with Villagio at the Regatta in Cotuit to offer a delicious pairing of dinner and entertainment that you won't soon forget.  

Dinner + Show package is available for our main stage theater productions.  Click here for details.

 

Grounded

Opens June 29

From the award-winning playwright of Elephant's Graveyard, George Brant, comes the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night... 

Sunday in the Park with George

Opens July 6

This stunning masterpiece by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine centers on enigmatic painter George Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score. Sunday in the Park with George promises to be the theatrical event of the summer.

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Bread of Life

July 12

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

In July, we will read The Bread of Life, by Frank Pagliaro.

My Mother (and Me)

July 24 at 1:00pm & 6:00pm

A larger-than-life Hungarian 'Mama Rose,' is slowing slipping into dementia as her Broadway baby slips into middle age. MOTHER (and me) is a brilliantly funny and touching story of two women who are losing everything they've ever been-in very different ways-as they lose each other. Who's it harder for? The one who can't remember? ...Or the one who can't forget? A one-woman tour-de-force written and performed by Melinda Buckley to benefit free services from the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod.

The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: On the Road

August 4 & 5

Christine Ernst returns this summer with an all-new nifty collection of story, monologue, and humor. Now in its seventh year, the FACB franchise is as bitchy and irreverent and thought-provoking as ever. Part stand-up, part storytelling — it’s a funny, searing, honest show you won’t forget!  And there’s wine.

FROG: A Modern Fairy Tale

Opens August 13

Theater Under the Stairs’ original family show has everything you need to make a great fairy tale: talking pigs, magical butlers, evil car mechanics, French kittens, and of course one fantastic frog!  Don’t miss this hilarious play in the beautiful, air conditioned Cotuit Center for the Arts mainstage. Fun for all ages!

AUDITIONS: Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

August 27 & 28

Auditions for Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
A cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell (Side Show, Unexpected Joy) and music by Janet Hood. 
Presented in the Black Box at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Performances: November 9-12, 16-19, 24-26
Stage & Music Direction by Katie Lynch Koglin