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GOREY: Movie Screening & Director Talk with Christopher Seufert
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

GOREY: Movie Screening & Director Talk with Christopher Seufert

Join Sturgis Library for a rough-cut & deleted-scenes preview and discussion with director Christopher Seufert. Seufert shot the documentary with Edward Gorey’s approval and active participation from 1996 to his death in April of 2000. Featuring interviews with Neil Gaiman, Lemony Snicket, Danny Elfman, and Terry Gilliam.

This program is free to the public. Registration is Required. 
To register call the Library at 508-362-6636 or email sturgisreference@comcast.net

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Sweet Charity at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Sweet Charity at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, SWEET CHARITY captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.

Musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This,” “I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”

Directed by Michele Colley, Music Direction by Malcolm Granger.

Sweet Charity
June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
July 11, 12, 13, 14
July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4:00pm
Tickets $40, $35 for balcony seating
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors

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Salon of Shorts
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Salon of Shorts

Ongoing: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts on the third Wednesday of each month in the Art Studio. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

Each performer is limited to five minutes, including set-up.

Admission to Salon of Shorts is free.

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2ND Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

2ND Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. On April 10, we present Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare, presented by Robert Bock.

In Shakespeare’s shortest play and one of his most farcical comedies, we see the problem that arises when one loses their identity. The story follows two sets of twins, separated at birth: The Antipholuses (of Syracuse and Ephesus) and their servants the Dromios (also of Syracuse and Ephesus). Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse are on a journey to find their long lost brother and mother who were lost in a shipwreck that separated their family. On this particular day, they have ended up in the town of Ephesus where, unbeknownst to them, their twin brothers reside. Chaos ensues when the people of the town continue to confuse the brothers for one another, including (but not limited to) Adriana, the wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, thinking her husband must be mad when he claims to not know who she is; Angelo, a shifty goldsmith, getting an officer to arrest Antipholus of Ephesus when he refuses to pay him for a chain he’s already received; or Luciana, Adriana’s sister, claiming that her sister’s husband confessed his love for her. We see the twins try to navigate through a world that seems to have lost all its wits.

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30pm
Free Admission!

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The Odd Couple at the Cotuit Center for the Arts April 11-27
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Odd Couple at the Cotuit Center for the Arts April 11-27

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

Perhaps one of the most celebrated American comedy plays of all times, The Odd Couple has been reproduced for stage numerous times. If you are in the mood to watch a cheerful show, grab The Odd Couple tickets and you will be good to go.

Written by Neil Simon.
Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy.

April 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 27 at 7:30pm,
plus a 2:00 matinee on April 13

Tickets $35, $30 for balcony seating
Discounts: $5 off for members, $2 off for seniors/veterans

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The Sea Captain's Nutcracker
Nov
24
to Nov 25

The Sea Captain's Nutcracker

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The Cape Cod holiday classic, The Sea Captain's Nutcracker, makes its return to the stage with three performances over Thanksgiving weekend! Directed by Laura Sciortino,  Artistic Director of Falmouth’s Turning Pointe Dance Studio. 

The shows are held at the Tilden Arts Center at the Cape Cod Community College on Saturday, November 24 at 2pm and 6pm and Sunday, November 25 at 2pm.  

This lovely production is an excellent way to kick off your holiday season and is perfect for all ages.  The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker, set to the original Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker score, opens in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the mid-1800’s.  Local authors Donna Smith & Anne LeClaire’s script transports the audience on an enchanting journey through local history and folklore invoking elements of the natural environs of Cape Cod. The heroic battle scene takes place aboard a sailing ship as it is attacked by mooncussers off the coast of Eastham; a swift and violent storm off Monomoy Point then threatens the voyage.  The salty old Sea Captain, who replaces the traditional Drosselmeyer character, returns home to Chatham bearing exotic gifts from his voyages for Clara.  Audiences will be charmed by the Waltz of the Sea Grass and will be thrilled by the Dance of the Icy Winds.

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The Dixie Swim Club
Sep
13
to Sep 30

The Dixie Swim Club

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Five unforgettable Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. These women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them, including some hilarious and unexpected twists and turns.

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Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham Headlines the Cape Cod Melody Tent
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham Headlines the Cape Cod Melody Tent

Record-breaking global Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road, as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive tour through spring 2018. Tickets on sale now at jeffdunham.com.

Dunham recently released his latest stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, on Netflix in September 2017. The special, filmed in Dublin Ireland, features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut also consider what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean, putting the ‘relative’ in Relative Disaster. 

Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. With over a million YouTube subscribers amassing over a billion views, he has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world, leading to record-breaking viewership with his comedy specials on Comedy Central and NBC. His 2015 stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood, debuted on NBC Primetime and ranked as the time period’s top non-sports program on the Big 4 in every key measure.

And finally, adding to an amazing list of recent accomplishments, Dunham’s contribution to the world of show business and comedy was recognized when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating over two decades of superstardom. Said Dunham recently, “When I moved to Los Angeles in 1988 with a car full of clothes and a couple of dummies, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that one day I would be tripping over my own star on the Walk of Fame. It’s truly fantastic and a great honor; I just hope it’s not in front of an adult store. Okay, actually, that would be hilarious.”

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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Aug
9
to Aug 12

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

Cape Cod Kids on Broadway features Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka at the Barnstable Comedy Club. The theater group is producing a full-length musical in four short weeks from start to finish with a talented group of teens and youth. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences. Gwen Bainier is the director of Willy Wonka, Lisa Taylor is the musical director and Jessica Ann McDowell (JAM) is the lighting designer.

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Growing Up McDougal… Happy, Hopeful, and Hung-Over!
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Growing Up McDougal… Happy, Hopeful, and Hung-Over!

Nancy Witter’s new show opened in New York City on Thursday September 21st at Don’t Tell Mama to rave reviews! This new show has Nancy regaling her audiences with stories of her unique childhood growing up in a large Irish Cathoholic family. Nancy learned early on, thanks to her happy hopeful and hung-over parents how to find the comedy in catastrophes, and hope in despair.
Growing up in a very large Irish “Cathaholic” family, and struggling as a working single mother for 20 years, gave Nancy Witter all the comedic material she needed to sustain her thoughout her long-standing comedy career. Nancy has won three New York City MAC Awards for “Outstanding Female Comedian” and a MAC Award for her one woman show “Dignity Check… Please”. Nancy was one of five finalists on Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America” in 2005. Soon after, she joined two other finalists and for five years they toured in sold out theaters across the country in the hit comedy show “Mama’s Night Out”. “The New York Times” has described Nancy as having “a razor sharp wit” and Backstage Magazine named her to their list of “Comedy Best Bets”. Nancy performs at comedy venues throughout New York City and the country.

Wednesday, July 25
on the Mainstage
Tickets $32, $27 for balcony seating
$2 discount for senior/veterans, $5 discount for members

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Breaking the Code
Jul
19
to Aug 5

Breaking the Code

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Join us for this exceptional biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing who played a major role in winning the World War II; he broke the complex German code called Enigma, enabling allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code the taboo against homosexuality. Turing, who was also the first to conceive of computers, was convicted of the criminal act of homosexuality and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments which left him physically and mentally debilitated. He died a suicide, forgotten and alone. This play is about who he was, what happened to him and why.

In the Black Box Theater
July 19-August 5
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for members

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Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: Resistant Gray
Jul
17
to Jul 18

Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: Resistant Gray

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

Tuesday & Wednesday
July 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
Tickets $20

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