Running July 9-Aug. 1, the Cape Cod Theatre Project serves as a breeding ground for new works at various stages of development. Each of the four plays that will be workshopped results in staged readings, which are open to the public.
In addition to Ashley (Xanadu), who is also directing DiPietro's Broadway-bound musical Memphis, the Cape Cod Theatre Project will welcome directors Evan Cabnet (Gingerbread House), Hal Brooks (No Child) and Ian Morgan (The Accomplices).
Morgan will direct Zohar Tirosh's Six, in which "a jet-lagged, sun-drenched, six-day trip to contemporary Israel collides with family, politics and the Six-Day War." (July 9-11).
Next up is DiPietro's Creating Claire, under Ashley's direction. The new work is described as "an exploration of the supernova that results when science, faith and politics collide." (July 16-18).
Cabnet will stage Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, "based on the true story of Rosalind Franklin and her unaccredited contribution to the discovery of DNA's double helix." (July 23-25). Brooks, who also staged Nilaja Sun's one-woman work, No Child, will direct Aladdin Ullah's solo work, Indio. "Aladdin rejects the legacy of his immigrant parents, until a PBS documentary forces him to uncover the journey of his father, Habib." (July 30-Aug. 1).
Casting for the 2009 Cape Cod Theatre Project will be announced shortly.
The Cape Cod Theatre Project is located in Falmouth, MA. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (508) 457-4242 or online at www.capecodtheatreproject.org