Anna Paquin Cast in Cape Cod Reading of Manuscript

News   Anna Paquin Cast in Cape Cod Reading of Manuscript Oscar winner Anna Paquin will star in the first 2003 offering of The Cape Cod Theatre Project, the nine-year-old summer theatre festival which quickly and briefly offers three polished readings of new works each July.

She will star with Jeffrey Carlson (The Goat on Broadway) and Rick Wasserman in Manuscript by Paul Grellong. Paquin, who will play a precocious Ivy-League Freshman in the drama, won her Oscar for "The Piano." She starred Off-Broadway in the New York premiere of Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living.

CCTP is stationed in Falmouth in the southwest corner of Cape Cod, and performs out of The Falmouth Academy, a private school, and the nearby Woods Hole Community Hall, an old Cape Cod-style shingled construction just off the water. Though the company never stages full productions and makes no bones about its plays being in a state of development, the season has become quite popular with the local populace.

The season is as follows:

Manuscript by Paul Grellong
Directed by Ethan McSweeny
July 10, 11, 12
The Falmouth Academy

Bay Windows and Shades by Joe Hortua
Directed by Marshall Mason
July 17, 18, 19
The Woods Hole Community Hall While We Were Bowling by Carter Lewis
Directed by Gavin Cameron-Webb
July 24, 25, 26
The Falmouth Academy

Performances are at 8 PM. Call (508) 457-4242.

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CCTP was founded by artistic director Andrew Polk and Jim Bracchiatta. CCTP workshops which went on to full productions include Vogel's The Mineola Twins (at the Roundabout Theatre Company), Ben Bettenbender's Vick's Boy (at Off Broadway's Rattlestick Theatre Company) and David Schulner's The Infinite Ache (at Long Wharf Theatre).