Performance History

We Need a Little
Christmas... NOW!

One night only...


Join us for an evening of original stories, festive songs, and Holiday cheer. A night where the only thing fresher than the plays on stage are the...




For this, our fifth 24 Hour Theatre event, we're offering up a HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA. Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of four Holiday-themed plays, hosted by Miss Mona Lott and Coco Divine (The Tequila Mockingbirds). They'll be delighting you with lively (and sometimes terrifically twisted) Christmas Music, while we warm your hearts and pallets with delicious hot cocoa and cookies.


All performances take place at ...


777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365


The Woman in Black

By Stephen Mallatratt

Based on the novel by Susan HIll
Directed by Darcy Hogan


Auditions Saturday, May 5th at 2pm at the
Newport Performing Arts Center.


Callbacks (by invitation only) Sunday, May 6th at 2pm. 


Rehearsals begin July 9. Production runs October 12-30, 2018 in the Alice Silverman Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 6pm. Note: two additional performances in honor of Halloween... Monday Oct. 29th and Tuesday Oct. 30th at 7:30pm.


All roles are open...

KIPPS (M, Approx. 20's - 30's) A young, enthusiastic actor. He plays both himself and the role of young Arthur Kipps for the play within a play. Role requires a very strong actor who can play both a carefree, enthusiastic actor and a terrified young lawyer. Standard British dialect (or the willingness to learn it) is required.

ACTOR (M, Approx. 50's - 60's) A man haunted by his past. He hires a young actor to help him tell his story, as he hopes this will help to him exorcise his demons. He plays many roles for the play within a play, so this role requires a very versatile actor who can truly embody many different and often eccentric characters thru changes in both body and voice. Ability to speak in varied British dialects a plus, willingness to learn varied British dialects a must.


Additional Information...

Actors will be asked to read from the script. Actors need not prepare a monologue, but may if they wish (no more than 1 minute, please.)






A very merry 24 Hour Theatre event!
We Need a Little Christmas... Now! (24 Hour Theatre V)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Alice Silverman Theatre

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 four gifted writers to join us for this special event, which will feature special guests THE TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRDS, as well as... FREE COOKIES and hot cocoa. Why would you miss this? Why!?


Production Coordinators: Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald

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be purchased at the box office of the
Newport Performing Arts Center ...


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777 West Olive Street in Newport, Oregon


October 12 - 30, 2018
Alice Silverman Theatre

By Stephen Mallatratt
Adapted from the novel by Susan Hill


A play that has captivated audiences for 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!


"Genuinely scary." - London City Nights

"One of the great theatre experiences. A spine-chilling masterpiece." - The Art Shelf

"An utterly thrilling theatrical white-knuckle ride." - Broadway World


Directed by: Darcy Hogan


Auditions May 5, 2018

* Rights Pending


March 2 - 18, 2018
Studio Theatre

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


Featuring: JOSHUA LAWRENCE as Palamon, ZACH WAGMAN as Arcite, RHODD F. CALDWELL as Theseus, LINDA HAGGERTY as Hippolyta, MELISSA MACDONALD as Emilia, LEO JOHNS as Pirithous, BRIAN HAGGERTY as Jailer, NIKKI ATKINS as Jailer's Daughter, WILLIAM WEBSTER as Wooer, ELIZABETH HOOVER as 1st Queen / Ensemble, CASSIE BEAL as 2nd Queen / Ensemble, CYN WILKES as 3rd Queen / Ensemble, LUCY TAYLOR FURUHEIM as Messenger / Ensemble, and LIZZIE WATSON as Countryman / Ensemble.

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, Rich Hicks, C. Christopher Hart, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer.


with special guests
The Tequila Mockingbirds

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Announcing our 2019 season...

Spring 2019 - Studio Theater...
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.
* Rights Pending

Fall 2019 - Alice Silverman Theater...
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Darcy Hogan
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, music, movement, mayhem, and merriment. Join us for a unique and exciting vision of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, from the director who brought us 2015's delightfully re-imagined version of The Taming of the Shrew.