Adventures of a Mouse
The Cape Rep Theater children’s summer summer shows at its open-air theater continues with “Puppets, Paul & Mary”, featuring puppeteer Mary Wilson and singer / songwriter Paul Kehoe at 10 am through August 24 , followed by Holly Erin McCarthy’s play “The Fantastical House of Maya Mouse” at 10 am Wednesdays and Thursdays through September 2.
The Story: Maya Mouse wants to stay home away from the beach and watch movies, but when she tries to sneak into one final show, she and her sidekick Lieutenant Whiskers find her whole house immersed in a cinematic, filled-in world. gigantic and noisy obstacles and enemies. .
The shows are held at the Theater, 3299 Main St., Brewster. Tickets: $ 12; 508-896-1888, https://caperep.org/. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.
A classic comes home
While living in Provincetown in the summer of 1944, Tennessee Williams wrote “The Glass Menagerie,” the second play produced this summer at the Provincetown Theater Outdoor Playhouse in the Parking Lot. Theater officials note that within months of leaving town, the future classic “family story of love, loss and letting go” – about the Wingfield family which includes determined matriarch Amanda, restless Tom and sweet Laura – made his Broadway debut, “Changing American Theater Forever”.
The shows take place Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. 2 at the theater, 238 Bradford St. Tickets and information: https://provincetowntheater.org/, 508-487-7487.
A musical review on the choices
Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World” is Cape Playhouse’s second and final summer “Broadway on the Lawn” show. The theater describes the show as “a moving collection of powerful songs that examine life, love and the choices we make.”
The shows take place August 4-14 at 8 p.m. outside the performance hall, 820 Route 6A, Dennis. Tickets and information: https://www.capeplayhouse.org.
Truman Capote looks back on his life
Actor John Weltman and director Carol McManus tell the story of writer Truman Capote at the Black Box Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts in the solo show “Tru”. Jay Presson Allen’s play (she was screenwriter for “Cabaret,” “The Verdict” and more) is largely adapted from Capote’s own words and takes place in the writer’s New York apartment during the week leading up to Christmas. 1975.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday August 5-22 at the Center, 4404 Falmouth Road / Route 28, Cotuit; $ 25, $ 20; https://artsonthecape.org, 508-428-0669.
Best of Broadway
Broadway / TV star Kristin Chenoweth (“Wicked”, “Schmigadoon”) will return to Provincetown to perform “For the Girls,” with Mary-Mitchell Campbell on piano, at 8:30 p.m. on August 8 (6 p.m. full show ) at Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial St. The show is part of Mark Cortale’s Broadway @ Town Hall series which partially benefits Sandy Hook Promise. Tickets, $ 75 to $ 200: https://provincetownarthouse.com/. Proof of vaccination and masks will be requested.
Melissa Errico (“Anna Karenina”, “My Fair Lady”) will move her new show, “Amour & After: Melissa Errico Sings The Music of Michel Legrand” from Provincetown to Mid-Cape for a show at 7:30 p.m. August 6 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road / Route 28. Tickets ($ 55, $ 50 for members) and information: https://artsonthecape.org, 508-428-0669. Proof of vaccination will be required.
A provocative drama returns
Cape Cod Theater Company / Harwich Junior Theater to present ‘Doubt, a Parable’, a timely show premiered in 2019 at the company’s arts center and now moving to the main stage with socially distant headquarters, masks required . “Doubt” is a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning John Patrick Shanley, set in a 1964 Catholic school where an austere nun suspects a charismatic priest of assaulting a boy from 12 years old, the only African-American student in the school.
The shows take place at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays August 7-29 at the Theater, 105 Division St., West Harwich. Tickets and information: https://www.capecodtheatrecompany.org or 508-432-2002.
A new look at the classroom
Harbor Stage Company co-founder Brenda Withers will present her new piece “DINDIN”, along with herself and other co-founders Jonathan Fielding, Stacy Fischer and Robert Kropf. The play is described as “an intimate look at class, civility and killer instinct”.
The shows are from August 11 to September 7. 4. Tickets, $ 25, must be purchased in advance and a mask is required. Reservations and information: https://www.harborstage.org.
Contact Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll at [email protected] Follow on Twitter: @KathiSDCCT.