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Local Theater Returning After Pandemic

Interior of the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford

The options for live theatre performances in our region are numerous: from drama to comedy, contemporary hits to experimental theatre, you can find it all. On The Point, we discuss the historical roots of theatre production on the Cape and Islands with Sue Mellen author of The History of Theater on Cape Cod, and why she considers the Cape as the birthplace of American drama. We also hear how local theaters are coming back after the pandemic, and what’s on tap for this summer season.
Guests on the program are as follows:
Nina Schuessler, Producing Artistic Director, Cape Cod Theatre Company & Harwich Junior Theatre
Mark Pearson, Executive and Artistic Director, College Light Opera Company
Jason Mellin, Associate Director of Programming and Production, Cotuit Center for the Arts.
Michael Kopko- producing director and co-artistic director, White Heron Theatre Company.
David Kaplan- the Tennessee Williams Festival
Chris Ostrom- Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
David Drake- Provincetown Theatre
Justin Cerne- Producing Artistic Director, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket.

Here's a Link to Sue Mellen’s virtual talk Thursday May 13th at 8pm

Follow this link for a directory of many local theatre groups

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.