Riders to The Sea opens at the Cotuit Center for The Arts
by Jonathan Mayo
A new one-act play, paired with local art and poetry will premiere Friday at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.
Riders to the Sea
in the Black Box Theater at COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge is an Irish play wrought with the tragedy of the life of the sea. The play is set during the early days of the twentieth century on the remote Irish Aran island of Inisheer. Maurya, a mother, and her two daughters, Cathleen and Nora, wait in silent dread for news of their brother Michael, who they fear has been lost at sea. With the sea claiming the lives of her four eldest sons, Maurya tries in vain to dissuade her last son, Bartley, from making the same trip and meeting the same fate.
It will be paired with local art and poetry which express the complexities of the ocean which surrounds us here on Cape Cod. Come be a part of history then and now.
Directed by Erin Trainor.
Local poems include those of Annellen Zalis, Robin Clarke, Alan Howarth, Melissa Resch, Lauren Wolk, Lori Desrosiers, Joe Gouveia, Alan Howarth, Lee Roscoe, Ryk Mcintyre, J.Barrett Wolf, Diana Elizabeth and Jonathan Mayo.
Performances will be held in the Black Box Theater, March 16-31, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
To purchase tickets, please go here
, or call 508-428-0669.
The box office at the Black Box Theater will be open one half hour prior to showtime.
Please be aware that latecomers cannot be seated.
4404 Falmouth Road Cotuit, MA 02635