Performance History
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

October 12 - 28, 2018

From the director who brought you 2015's wildly re-imagined version of The Taming of the Shrew...

As a group of lovers escape into a forest of mischief and magic, the creatures of the night arise. What follows is a thrilling evening of enchantment. Hogan infuses Shakespeare's timeless words with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure you won't soon forget.


Critics & Audiences are RAVING!

"Amazing! They'll be talking about this one for years!"
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All performances take place at ...


777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365


On Golden Pond *

By Ernest Thompson

Directed by Barbara Berge


Saturday, March 2nd at 2pm
Monday, March 4th at 6pm

Newport Performing Arts Center


Available Roles:
Norman Thayer, Jr. (Male)
Ethel Thayer (Female)
Charlie Martin (Male)
Bill Ray (Male)
Billy Ray (Male)
Chelsea Thayer Wayne (Female)


Please check back for more information.


In reference to our audition notices:
Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns.


* Rights Pending



By William Shakespeare


Tickets for our productions may be purchased
at the box office of the Newport Performing
Arts Center ...


BY PHONE:     (541) 265-ARTS




IN PERSON:    777 W. Olive Street, Newport


Saturday, December 22nd 2018 at 7:00pm
Alice Silverman Theatre

A special One-Night-Only Holiday Event
Hosted by The Tequila Mockingbirds

It's the most wonderful night of the year... 

Join us for a spectacular celebration of the Holiday Season!


Oh what fun it is! Live music, dance, comedy, Holiday-themed plays, sing-alongs, special guests, hot chocolate, and FREE homemade Christmas Cookies. It just doesn't get any Christmasier than this. Come celebrate with us!


And in 2019, join us for a very colorful season...


The Violet Hour *

March 1 - 17, 2019
Studio Theatre

By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Cody Larsen

In the spring of 1919, a fledgling publisher struggles to decide which work to choose as his imprint's first title. His difficult decision - whether to publish his lover's memoir or the novel written by his best friend - is further complicated by the arrival of a mysterious machine - a machine that produces pages predicting the future of the play's protagonists, affecting their lives and relationships in haunting and unexpected ways.


Saturday, September 22, 2018 (10:00am)

* Rights Pending





On Golden Pond *

July 19 - August 4, 2019
Alice Silverman Theatre

By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Barbara Berge


Norman Thayer and his devoted, decade-younger wife, Ethel, have returned - as they always do - to the familiar tranquility of their summer home on Golden Pond in Maine. But when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son in tow, their solitude is interrupted. Heartwarming and humorous, On Golden Pond won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations.


Saturday, March 2, 2019 (2:00pm)

Monday, March 4, 2019 (6:00pm)


* Rights Pending




The Woman in Black *

October 11 - 31, 2019
Alice Silverman Theatre

By Stephen Mallatratt, Adapted from the novel by Susan Hill
Directed by Darcy Hogan


A play that has captivated audiences in London's West End for over 30 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. Combination mystery and horror, with a frightening final twist, this is not a play to see alone!



* Rights Pending


We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers
available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. 

Playwrights Welcome was developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers and, by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists. Playwrights who wish to receive a complimentary ticket to one of our productions, through the Playwrights Welcome program, may request one at the box office on the day of the performance. Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket, and tickets are subject to availability.


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.
"Red Octopus Theatre Company is well known for edgy scripts, superior sets, technical expertise
and the highest caliber of actors on the Central Oregon Coast."
- Oregon Coast Today

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

Ron Miller, Duffy Lederman, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer, Joshua Lawrence, Milo Graamans.


Directed and Choreographed by Darcy Hogan
Musical Direction by Milo Graamans

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