Cape Cod theater enthusiasts have been waiting with baited breath for the name of the new head of production at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis since the departure this fall of the much beloved Evans Haile.
Tuesday, the Cape Playhouse announced the appointment of Mark Cuddy as the new Playhouse Director and Chief Executive of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts.
According to a release from the Playhouse, in addition to his new duties with the Dennis theatre, Cuddy will retain his position with Rochester's Geva Theater Center where he has been artistic director for the past 18 years. Geva is the largest producing theater in New York State outside of Manhattan, according to the release.
Mark Cuddy's position on the Cape begins immediately, in preparations for the coming 2014 season of the Cape Playhouse.
At the end of this past season, it was announced that the Artistic Director Evans Haile would be leaving the Playhouse after 14 years.
The Cape Playhouse and the Cape Cod Center for the Arts is hosting a meet and greet with Mark Cuddy at the Cape Cod Cinema on Friday, November 8 at 11 a.m. The event is open to the public and anyone interested in hearing Cuddy's ideas or learning about the future of the Playhouse is welcomed to attend.
The Cape Cod Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization made up of the Cape Playhouse, the Cape Cinema, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Summer Stock Restaurant. The complex is located on Route 6A and Hope Lane in Dennis Village.
Editor's note: Due to a reporting error, it was originally announced that Mr. Cuddy was leaving Geva. He will be retaining his position with the Rochester theatre in addition to his new position with Cape Playhouse.