The Cape Cod Theatre Project, the eight-year-old summer theatre festival which quickly rehearses and briefly offers three polished readings of new works each July, will conclude its first New York City reading series with a Nov. 11 look at Almost, Maine by John Cariani.
Almost, Maine, about the goings on in a small town Down East, is directed by Gabriel Barre, and stars Johanna Day, Justin Hagen, Ibi Janko, Larry Nathanson, Tricia Paoluccio and William Ragsdale.
The series began on Oct. 7 with Garth Wingfield's Are We There Yet?.
The directors and cast of Maine mirror those seen in the CCTP's July presentations in Falmouth and Wood's Hole, MA. In past seasons, CCTP has corralled name playwrights such as Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and Erin Cressida Wilson.
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).
The New York readings will take place at the DR2 Theatre at 103 E. 15th St. In Manhattan. Call (212) 242 2677 for reservations.
—By Robert Simonson