The Voice of Gertrude Stein
Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
May 26 & June 4 at 7 pm
Highlighting Gertrude Stein’s legacy as an American LGBTQIA icon, prolific artist, and feminist Jewish writer. The program includes Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters, a One-Act opera by Ned Rorem and Art Songs with texts by Gertrude Stein and music by Ned Rorem, Daron Hagen, Virgil Thomson, Peter Dayton & Felix Jarrar. Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters is a surrealist, non-linear opera. Three “not” sisters and two biological brothers suffer from acute boredom, which they choose to alleviate by playing a game of murder, and the lights go out. When the lights come back on, they are as they were at the beginning, and Jenny tells all of them it is time to go to sleep.
Wednesdays, June 1 - July 13 at 7 pm on the Performance Patio
Click here for tickets to the June 8 performance, which kicks off the Ocean State Improv Festival.
We're back for more improv fun on the patio this year! Each night the audience comes up with a title, then chooses from our improvisers' pitches for the show. With absolutely nothing planned in advance, a full musical comes to life before your eyes. Every night is completely new and will never be seen again, so don't miss out! You never know what might happen... and neither do we!
Photo by Seth Jacobson Photography
June 8 - 11
We're back for our 4th Annual Ocean State Improv Festival!
Join us for a week of amazing performances all made up on the spot! We have performers and teachers from across the country in town for an amazing week of learning, performing, and frolicking.
You've never seen anything like this before - and you never will again!
For more info on the troupes performing in each show: contemporarytheatercompany.com/ocean-state-improv/
Thursdays, June 16 - August 25 at 8 pm on the Riverfront Performance Patio
Incredible bands every Thursday from 8 pm - 10 pm this summer. Come early to watch Riverfire and the sunset from our new balconies!
June 16: Matt Fraza Band with opening act Peace Collective
June 23: Wakefield Pride (Free!)
June 30: The Q-Tip Bandits and Van Pelt Duo
July 7: Steve Smith and the Nakeds
July 14: Bluz U Can Use
July 21: Take It To The Bridge
July 28: Big Nazo Intergalactic Band (Music starts at 8:30 pm)
Aug 4: The Copacetics
Aug 11: James and the Giants
Aug 18: Wakefield Idol Summer Concert
Aug 25: Billy Lord
June 24-25, July 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 22-23, 29-30 at 7 pm
One day, a child stumbles upon a curious book, and is swept away in its magical story… The land of Fantastica is under threat of being consumed by The Nothing, and only young Atreyu, along with his trusty horse Artax, can stop it! Join us on this epic adventure full of creatures, characters, and puppets.
Wednesdays and Sundays, July 24 - August 24 at 7 pm on the Performance Patio
Rosalind is banished and with her best friend, Celia, by her side, she journeys to a world of exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando who is also forced from the Court into the Forest...
What ensues is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs, questionable poetry, and laughs aplenty.
Will love conquer all, or is it merely a madness?
August 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, September 1-3, 8-10 at 7 pm
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. The thrilling true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition on a mission to chart the Colorado River. Can the captain lead this group of men who fancy themselves explorers? How far does loyalty go when the going gets tough? Both funny and thought-provoking, Men on Boats flips history on its head.
Ticket price varies by show
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The theater is fully wheelchair accessible. We're eager to make this a great experience for everyone - call if you have any questions about accessibility!
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