Contemporary Thater’s Winter Schedule

Nine Productions Planned through March 2013

The Contemporary Theater Company announced a series of new projects by local artists in its Springboard Season from January to March 2013. There is something for everyone in this season that promotes The Contemporary Theater Company’s goal of facilitating new, exciting work by local artists and bringing the arts to the community.

On Jan. 18 and 19, the Epic Theatre Company’s production of Passion Play travels to The Contemporary Theater to kick off Springboard. The season will include everything from a series of monologues to children’s concerts to a night of presentations in the style of TED Talks. For fans of The CTC’s Annual 24-Hour Play Festival, the season features three weekends of a collection of short plays by festival favorite, Davidb Marchetti. To showcase and develop new work, there are staged readings of plays by Ron Maine, Eliza Collins, and Spencer Curry. 2000 Nickels, a new drama about reconciliation after the Vietnam War, is featured for two weekends of staged readings.

 

The Springboard Season is at The Contemporary Theater at 327 Main Street in Downtown Wakefield. Performances are every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. from January 18 – March 23.

 

Calendar Listings


Jan. 25, 26, Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9: Synonyms for Bizarre, A night of short plays by Davidb Marchetti

Short plays full of fun, laughter, and more than a few bizarre twists by a local playwright.

 

Feb. 15: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Party

 

Feb. 16: Writer’s Night, hosted by Kevin Brocolli

 

Feb. 22: Staged Reading of We Thought Black Widows Were Everywhere by Spencer Curry

A group of kids find themselves mixed up in the playground black market as they try to sell sugary treats under the radar.

 

Feb. 23: Staged Reading of The Rescue by Ron Maine

A political satire involving a small island nation and vibrators.

Mar. 1, 2, 8, 9: 2000 Nickels, a Vietnam Legacy, a musical produced by Margaret and John Brochu

2000 Nickels is an original drama about one Vietnam veteran’s attempt at reconciliation with himself, his family, and his country before he dies.

Mar. 15: Monologue Night by Ashley Macamaux

Mar. 16: Staged Reading of a New Play by Eliza Collins

 

Mar. 23: Ignite! produced by Clay Johnson

A night of presentations in the style of TED Talks.

 

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are at The Contemporary Theater at 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 at 7 p.m. Tickets and more information are available at www.thecontemporarytheater.com or by phone at (401) 218-0282.

 

 

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