The Cape Cod Theatre Project, the eight-year-old summer theatre festival which quickly and briefly offers three polished readings of new works each July, has selected its 2002 season.
Though in past seasons, CCTP has corralled name playwrights such as Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and Erin Cressida Wilson, this year most patrons will recognize the directing talent. The three helmsmen drafted to pilot this season's work are Ethan McSweeny, who directed The Best Man on Broadway; Gabriel Barre, who got The Wild Party up on its feet at Manhattan Theatre Club; and Marshall Mason, whose many Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include several premieres by Lanford Wilson.
The line-up is as follows:
- Are We There Yet? by Garth Wingfield, directed by Ethan McSweeny, July 11-13 at Falmouth Academy.
- Basketville, Maine by John Cariani, directed by Gabriel Barre, July 18-20 at Woods Hole Community Hall.
- Burning by Joe Hortua, directed by Marshall Mason, July 25-27 at Falmouth Academy.
CCTP was founded by artistic director Andrew Polk and Jim Bracchiatta. The company operates out of the Falmouth Academy and an old dockside community hall in Wood's Hole, in southwestern Cape Cod. 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).
For information, call (508) 457-4242.
—By Robert Simonson