Shakespeare is trying to write, in a different pandemic
Cape Cod Theater Project will end its 2021 season live with a story that combines Shakespeare and a pandemic, featuring actors from some popular TV shows.
In the developing play “God’s Spies” by Bill Cain, founder of the Boston Shakespeare Company, Patrick J. Adams, of television “Suits” and of National Geographic’s Disney + “The Right Stuff”, will represent the famous playwright (here known as the name “Shax”) in 1603. He tries to write, but there is the plague, and he takes shelter in place with a young Puritan lawyer (played by Sathya Sridharan of Netflix’s “Bonding”) and a prostitute from the street (Troian Bellisario from “Pretty Little Liars”.
Virtual performances, led by CCTP Artistic Director Hal Brooks, and audience discussions, will take place at 7 p.m. on July 22-24. Entrance by donation: $ 25. Information: https://capecodtheatreproject.org/.
An evening (or anytime) of Twain stories
In a video show available for virtual viewing, Dennis-based theater company Eventide will present Dennis Snee’s “Twain by the Tale,” a two-act review of Mark Twain’s stories, skits and monologues. Director / editor Stephen Rourke himself plays Twain and other plays are performed by local actors, filmed individually during the pandemic against a green screen at Cape Cod Media Center.
The pieces Rourke woven together for the final production include “The Legend of Sagenfeld”, “Noah and the Bureaucrat” and “Le grand duel français”. The cast consists of Janet Geist Moore, Cleo Zani, Mitchell Kiliulis, Andrew Krauss, Pamela Lambert, Brandon Prentiss, Chuck Gifford, Stephanie Miele, Ana Item, Emma Engelsen, Thomas Crutchfield and Toby Wilson.
The show is available to stream on demand from July 22 to August 2. 1 on eventidearts.org. Tickets are $ 20 to $ 30 depending on the number of viewers per device.
Growing up in Irish
The Hyannis Film Festival will feature actor-comedian Kevin Flynn at 7 p.m. on July 27 in the autobiographical one-man show, “Fear of Heights,” described as a funny and bittersweet play from growing up in a family of Irish-collar immigrants. blue.
In this third solo piece about his family, Flynn examines whether he is living up to his steelworker father and grandfather, and their successes in America. A description of the show says for Flynn, “his career on screens and stages and his life as a husband and father, sometimes on uncertain paths, has moved away and reaffirmed his family history.”
Flynn is the founder of the Nantucket Comedy Festival and its youth program Stand Up & Learn, and co-produced a documentary about the 1980s Boston comedy scene. His credits include roles in the films “Me, Myself, and Irene” and “The Heartbreak Kid”, and, on television in “Sex and The City”, “Law & Order”, “Ultimate Collectors” and “Go For It! “
The show will take place at 529 Main Street in Hyannis, a former retail space that is now an event space / community center for the Sturgis Charter Public School. Tickets: $ 40 for general admission, unreserved and remote seats, through Eventbrite. Face masks are encouraged, especially for people not vaccinated against COVID-19.
A meet and greet with the artists will take place Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Finn’s Craft Brew Tap House, 16 Barnstable Road, Hyannis.
I like the second time
Local actors Robert Bock and Janet Geist Moore star in “Kalamazoo”, a romantic comedy by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger on the second act of life. Two eccentric but endearing widowers in their late sixties meet through computer encounters.
The shows, directed by Melinda Gallant, will take place at 7:30 pm July 29-31 at the Black Box Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28. Tickets: $ 20, $ 15 for members. Parental discretion is advised due to the strong language and adult themes. Reservations and information: artsonthecape.org or 508 428-0669.
A return to port
Harbor Stage Company in Wellfleet will return with two shows this summer, starting with artistic director Robert Kropf performing a new solo piece by John Kolvenbach. “Stand up if you are here tonight” is described as “a celebration of the people, the presence and how far we have come together”.
The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 29-August. 20 at Harborside Theater, 15 Kendrick Ave. Tickets ($ 25) and information: www.harborstage.org. Tickets must be purchased in advance and customers will need to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask in the indoor theater.
Next door, from August 11 to September 7. 5, will be Brenda Withers’ “DINDIN”, described as “an intimate look at class, civility and the killer instinct” and starring herself and her co-founders Jonathan Fielding, Stacy Fischer and Kropf.
Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll can be contacted at [email protected] Follow on Twitter: @KathiSDCCT.