OTHER DESERT CITIES

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."

NY Times

"Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising."
NY Daily News

"Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure."
NY Post

FEATURING: 
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

 

Box Office ...

541-265-ARTS

 

Find us on Facebook ...

www.Facebook.com/RedOctopusTheatre

NEXT UP ...

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.

 

Additional Information...

Please come prepared to read from the script. Audition sides will be made available on this website, closer to the audition dates. Genders of principal characters will not be changed, but exceptions may be made for Pirithous, the Jailer, and the Ensemble. Rehearsals do not begin until December of 2017, so there should be no conflict for those participating in a fall 2017 production.

 

Questions?

Please email the director at milograamans@peak.org

 

AUDITIONS

LOCATION

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

www.CoastArts.org

 

Or visit them in person during business hours at
777 West Olive Street in Newport, Oregon

TICKETS

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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