Epic Theatre Company Brings “The Healing” to Contemporary Theatre Company Epic Theatre Company continues its commitment to bringing theater all over the state with its production of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Healing which will be traveling to The Contemporary Theatre Company in Wakefield for a limited run in April. “We have a very special relationship with the CTC,” says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, “We’re always looking for projects we can bring down to Wakefield, because it’s such a wonderful community for creating and sharing art. As soon as I read Samuel D. Hunter’s incredible play, I knew it would be the perfect project to bring to our Rhode Theater Alliance colleagues at the Contemporary Theatre Company.” The Healing is the story of a group of friends who attended a Christian camp as children that sought to “cure” them of their various physical and mental illnesses by way of religion. Years later, when one of their group passes away, the friends reunite only to find that what they suffered in their youth has a greater impact on them than they could possibly imagine....
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Starting to feel that holiday stress? You’re not alone. Even Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cratchit are feeling it in Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge! The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield is bringing back this audience favorite by Christopher Durang, running December 1 – 23. “Mrs. Bob Cratchit is one of our favorite shows because it mixes a genuine love of the holidays with a ruthless exploration of the things that are most frustrating about the season,” says Artistic Director Christopher Simpson. “The show gives us permission to be imperfect and to be happy at the same time. And it’s really, really funny.” Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang takes everything you know and love about Christmas, A Christmas Carol, and the pressure of the holidays and turns it on its head. All your favorite characters are still around – Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Cratchit family – but with cheeky twists. The Ghost can’t get her magic to work, Mrs. Bob Cratchit is a bitter, over-worked mother, and Scrooge – well she’s as...
The music soars and the actors all come together for the triumphant finale, which none of them have ever sung before! Everything is created onstage in the moment in the Contemporary Theater Company’s fall production, Bravo! An Improvised Musical, playing October 14 – November 18. Tickets available here. A brand new musical premieres every night as these performers take the stage. Everything is made up on-the-spot, and the actors know nothing about the show before it starts. Bravo! captures that magic and love of musicals with an incredible twist. This is the Contemporary Theater Company’s third fully-improvised play format. They have previously performed audience favorites Slamming Doors: An Improvised Farce and Whodunit? An Improvised Murder Mystery, which will return this January. Bravo! An Improvised Musical takes it to the next level with songs as well as plot, characters, and dialogue all made up on-the-spot. “It’s been incredible listening to the cast in rehearsals,” says stage manager Maggie Cady. “We have such talented musicians creating new songs and the plot of a whole play each night!” The team behind the company’s 2015 production of Sweeney Todd is...