4 new shows from Cape Cod theater companies


A romantic thriller with a secret

The Falmouth-based Cape Cod Theater Project has passed the milestone of the 100th play with which it helped develop “Roadkill or The Cottage on Mountain Lane”, a romantic thriller by Amy Evans and directed by Reginald L. Douglas. The story follows a young black couple as they move from New York to the Hudson Valley, following in the footsteps of generations of black farmers. Their dreams are put to the test, however, with the discovery that their new neighbor has a troubling secret.

The stage and screen cast for the readings and talkbacks that aired live at 7pm on July 15 and 17 are Angela Lewis (FX’s “Snowfall”); John Clarence Stewart (TV “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”, “Luke Cage” “What / If”); Scott Thomas (“The Champion” “I Know This Much is True”); and Joy Jones (“Blue Bloods” “Monsterland” “Dream Flight”). Tickets and information: http://capecodtheatreproject.org/

A musical in the suburbs

Next in a weekly summer of musicals for College Light Opera Company will be “Trouble in Tahiti,” Leonard Bernstein’s story takes place in the suburbs of the 1950s about marital struggles between a successful businessman and a frustrated housewife.

The shows take place at 7:30 p.m. July 20-24 at the Highfield Theater, 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, with a live streaming option for the July 24 show. Tickets and information: http://www.collegelightoperacompany.com/.

Broadway actress Rema Webb to star Billie Holiday in outdoor production of Cape Playhouse

A visit with a legendary singer

For the first of two outdoor shows this summer, Cape Playhouse will present “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” revisiting one of singer Billie Holiday’s last performances in 1959 in Philadelphia. A dozen musical numbers mingle with reminiscences of Holiday’s life.

The 90-minute musical shows take place July 14-24 at 8 p.m. at Cape Playhouse grounds, 820 Main St. (Route 6A), Dennis. Tickets ($ 59) and information: https://www.capeplayhouse.com/lady-day/

The adventures of a mouse

Writer / Director Holly Erin McCarthy World Premiere “The fantastic house of the Maya mouse” will set up a summer residence on the outdoor stage of the Cape Rep Theater to tell the story of a mouse who would rather stay home and watch movies than go to the beach. Then, she can’t turn off the movies when her house is immersed in a cinematic universe, with giant, noisy objects, aliens, and other enemies to fight.

The shows are at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays July 14-Sept. 2 on the Cape Rep Theater outdoor stage, Route 6A, East Brewster. Tickets ($ 12) and information: 508-896-1888 or www.caperep.org. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

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