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All Proceeds Benefit OCCA's "Entertain the Future" Capital Campaign

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is so close to the finish line on a campaign that has spanned several years and six previous phases. The final phase will see much-needed renovations to the David Ogden Stiers Studio Theatre and backstage areas of the Newport Performing Arts Center. Due to COVID delays and increase costs, the campaign came up just short of the amount needed to finish the work. All proceeds from these staged readings will go directly to the OCCA Capital Campaign, to help bring this massive project to completion.

Please click here to view current COVID safety measures in place at the Newport Performing Arts Center. In addition to PAC measures, Red Octopus has opted to place a buffer (empty) seat between parties.We suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to showtime. There will be no late seating. Please note that the Performing Arts Center is a SCENT-FREE ZONE. For the enjoyment of all, and to prevent allergic reactions, please do not attend wearing colognes, perfumes, scented lotions, or patchouli/incense.

Content Guide / Age Appropriateness:
While not excessively obscene or violent, this production is not what we would consider to be "family-friendly" fare and is likely most appropriate for audiences ages 15+ (approximately). Content/trigger warnings: swearing, sexual references. 


$50 (fees incl.) - Triple-Play Pack

See all 3 "Spring Comedy Triple-Play" shows for the price of 2!

$25 (fees included) - This Play


4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog
Friday, April 1 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, April 2 @ 7:00pm

Prelude to a Kiss by Craig LucasFriday, April 8 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, April 9 @ 7:00pm

Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire
Thursday, April 14 @ 7:00pm

Friday, April 15 @ 7:00pm


Prelude to a Kiss
by Craig Lucas
directed by Stacy Fischer

Presented live on stage in readers theatre format as part of our "Spring Comedy Triple-Play" fundraiser series, April 1-16 [LINK]

April 8 & 9, 2022

" magic...a charming adult fairy tale." - LA Times

At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious man insists on kissing the bride. When he does, their souls change places. On honeymoon, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. With his love’s spirit trapped in an aging, fast-decaying body, he must track down the old man and free his bride...before it’s too late.

" funny as the old-time Hollywood confections it sometimes paraphrases." - NY Times