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.

Click here to submit a proposal for the Black Box Theater
Click here to submit a proposal for the 2nd Wednesday Staged Reading Series

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Opening Weekend SNAP and Student Rush Tix!
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.

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We are a welcoming hub, committed to making the arts accessible, nurturing, and thrilling to all...
...and we know that not everyone can afford to see our productions or attend our classes.

We now have the Open Seat at the Center program, which will create two free tickets for EVERY performance of EVERY Mainstage and Black Box production and one free tuition for EVERY class that we offer from September 2017 to September 2018.

Click Here for info on our "Open Seat at the Center" Program

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It’s Delovely

February 8-25

Written and performed by Donna Scheer; Charlie Jamieson on piano

A one-woman “Happening” in song and story. A look at life, love, and longing through the eyes of a recovering romantic. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The show is, in fact, delightful, delicious and de-lovely. - Cape Cod Times

Jesus Christ Superstar

Opens March 9

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as largely told from Judas’ perspective. The Tony Award-winning score includes hit songs “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” “Heaven on Their Minds,” “Everything’s Alright,” “King Herod’s Song,” and “Superstar.”

Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Quiet Man

March 14

A monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. 

On March 14, we will feature a staged reading of the screenplay for John Ford's The Quiet Man. After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton (played by John Wayne in the film) leaves America and returns to his native Ireland, hoping buy his family's homestead and live in peace. In doing so, he runs afoul of Will Danaher, who long coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery sister Mary Kate begins a romance with Sean, and refuses to hand over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the marriage until Sean retrieves the money. 

Fat Pig

“Cow.” “Slob.” “Pig.” How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, Tom comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.