APRIL 14 - 30, 2017
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
"The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups
that New York has known in many seasons… leaves
you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated."
"Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising."
NY Daily News
"Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure."
Rhodd Caldwell, Bonnie Ross, Linda Capshaw, Justin Atkins,
and Cathleen Hockman-Wert.
NEXT ON THE BOARDS ...
OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz
All performances take place at ...
THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365
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The Two Noble Kinsmen
By William Shakespeare and John Fletcher
Directed by Milo Graamans
Auditions Saturday, September 16th at 2pm
at Dance & All That Jazz in Newport
Callbacks (by invitation only) Sunday, Sept. 17th at 2pm. Rehearsals begin in December, 2017. Production runs March 2-18, 2018 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
All roles are open...
PALAMON (M, 20-40) One of the kinsmen, in love with Emilia.
ARCITE (M, 20-40) One of the kinsmen, in love with Emilia.
THESEUS (M, 40-70) Duke of Athens.
HIPPOLYTA (F, 30-50) Queen of the Amazons, wife of Theseus.
EMILIA (F, 25-40) Hippolyta’s sister.
PIRITHOUS (M, 40-70) Friend of Theseus. (Smaller role.)
JAILER (M, 40-70)
JAILER’S DAUGHTER (F, 16-25) In love with Palamon.
WOOER (M, 20-40) Wooer of the jailer’s daughter.
ENSEMBLE (Any age) The three Queens, Attendants, a Doctor, etc.
Please come prepared to read from the script. Genders of principal characters will not be changed, but exceptions may be made for Pirithous,Jailer, Ensemble. Rehearsals begin December of 2017.
Please email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
August 18 - September 3, 2017
By Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Everyone's favorite carnivorous plant is headed to Newport! A maliciously mouthwatering musical masterpiece, directed by Melissa MacDonald. The Broadway and Hollywood smash hit sci-fi horror comedy rock musical, Little Shop Of Horrors, has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 delicious years. We're thrilled to bring one of the world's most popular shows to the Oregon Coast ... just in time for the total solar eclipse! Coincidence? You decide.
Directed by: Melissa MacDonald
Musical Direction by: Howard Lackey
Featuring: Nathan Bush, Kyle Bertness, Caity Showalter, Justin Atkins, Cody Larsen, Karlia Bertness, Darcy Hogan, Gidget Manucci Ashley, and Patrick Felder.
24 HOUR THEATRE IV
Saturday, July 1, 2017
One night to write. One day to play.
24 Hour Theatre is BACK! Our fourth time hosting this magically insane experiment in live theater! Imagine the world premiere of five plays that weren’t even written the day before. That's what 24 Hour Theater is all about. We develop, write, rehearse, direct, and perform five new plays ... all in under 24 hours. Join us for the live performance on Saturday night, July 1st, at 8pm.
Production Coordinators: Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald
Red Octopus Theatre Company, a Non-Profit Organization, has been bringing the very best
in comedy, drama,classics, musicals, and original theatre to the beautiful Oregon Coast
for nearly forty years. Join us in 2017 as we celebrate our 40th season!
In 1978, four actors from San Francisco headed North. They landed in Newport, Oregon, joined forces with local actors, and the rest is history ... with the group constantly expanding over the years to include hundreds of talented artists. Past performances were held in a variety of locations in Lincoln County: from local barns, to the Visitor Center of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and even the former Naterlin Center (now Newport’s City Hall). Our current home is in the Newport Performing Arts Center, built in Nye Beach in 1988.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Ron Miller, Duffy Lederman, Rich Hicks, C. Christopher Hart, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer.
by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Barbara Berge
24 HOUR THEATRE V
Saturday, December 16, 2017
A one VERY MERRY night to write. One VERY MERRY day to play.
Our fifth foray into the world of 24 Hour Theatre brings with it a fun and festive twist! Join us for our very first HOLIDAY THEMED 24 Hour Theatre! We're inviting five gifted writers to join us for this special event, which will feature live music and spectacular Holiday surprises!
Production Coordinators: Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald
Tickets for our productions can
be purchased at the box office of the
Newport Performing Arts Center ...
Call (541) 265-ARTS
Or visit them online, at
Or visit them in person during business hours at
777 West Olive Street in Newport, Oregon
THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
March 2 - 18, 2018
By William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
Kinsmen, Palamon and Arcite, are captured in battle and become prisoners to Theseus, Duke of Athens. From their prison window, they both lay eyes on Theseus's beautiful sister-in-law, Emilia, fall instantly in love with her... and become rivals.
Directed by: Milo Graamans
Auditions September 16, 2017
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THE WOMAN IN BLACK
October 12 - 30, 2018
By Stephen Mallatratt
Adapted from the novel by Susan Hill
A play that has captivated audiences in London’s West End for more than 25 years is about to make the Oregon Coast a little uneasy! In the depths of an empty theatre, one man's desire to rid himself of a terrifying curse leads him to reveal a horrific story. As the border between reality and fantasy blurs, the terror starts … and the flesh begins to creep. A combination of mystery and horror, with a frightening final twist, this is not a play to see alone.
Directed by: Darcy Hogan
Auditions May, 2018
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