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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, just in time for Halloween...

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, mayhem, and merriment... just in time for Halloween. Hogan infuses Shakespeare's timeless words with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure you won't soon forget.

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

All performances take place at ...

THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365

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The Violet Hour *

By Richard Greenberg

Directed by Cody Larsen

 

Auditions will be held this fall.
Please check back for date(s) and time(s).

 

Production runs March 1-17, 2019, in the Studio Theatre at the Newport Performing Arts Center -  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, Sundays at 2pm. Note: one additional performance on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00pm.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

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.

 

ROLES (3M, 2W):

John Pace Seavering (Male, 20s) – A young Princeton graduate who has just started his own publishing company.  

Denis McCleary  (Male, 20s) – A gifted young author and former schoolmate of John’s... hopelessly in love with Rosamund. 

Rosamund Plinth (Female, 20s) – The young heiress to a wealthy New York meat-packing family... and Denny’s fiancée.   

Jessie Brewster (Female, 30s to 50s) – A well-to-do, sexy, confident, and ambitious black jazz singer... and John’s secret lover.  

Gidger (Male, any age) – John’s assistant/receptionist and a family friend of the Seaverings.  Eccentric, witty, and articulate.  

 

* Rights Pending

AUDITIONS

LOCATION

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

 

BY PHONE:     (541) 265-ARTS

 

ONLINE:          www.CoastArts.org

 

IN PERSON:    777 W. Olive Street, Newport

TICKETS

By William Shakespeare
THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

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.
* 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.
* 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

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

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

 

NEXT ON THE BOARDS:
Directed and Choreographed by Darcy Hogan
Musical Direction by Milo Graamans

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

October 12 - 28, 2018
Alice Silverman Theatre

By William Shakespeare
 

Director & Choreographer: Darcy Hogan

Music Director: Milo Graamans

 

From the Director who brought us 2015's wildly re-imagined version of
The Taming of The Shrew, get ready for a magical, musical night...

 

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, mayhem, and merriment... just in time for Halloween. Hogan infuses Shakespeare's timeless words with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure you won't soon forget.

 

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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.

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