BOX OFFICE 

Shows Canceled Until Further Notice

In this ever shifting world, we have made the difficult decision to cancel shows until further notice. We don't take this decision lightly, but it's always best to err on the side of caution. We will return with the final nights of Wakefield Idol once it is safe to do so, and we hope to be able to perform the Springboard projects when operations are back up and running.

Find us on Facebook or check out our Vimeo to see some videos from our ensemble - it's theater from a distance!

We ask that if you are able to take a credit for a future show or consider your ticket price a donation, that would very much help us as a small business affected greatly at this time. If this does not work for you and you need a refund, please reach out to us and we will be happy to work to meet your needs.

 

We are doing our best to keep communication open and honest as we consider what is best for the community in a difficult time.

Thank you for your support at this time, and we look forward to seeing you all again as soon as safely possible!

Thank you,
The CTC Staff - Chris, Maggie, Father Kelley, Rebecca, Ashley, Tammy, Sophie, and Brian

Mainstage Show

Improv

Membership

We try to make it easy to know what shows you can see with your Membership tickets. Look for these boxes!

We have more options than ever so that you can choose the Membership that's right for you!

Springboard Season

Festival

Photos by Seth Jacobson Photography

Shakespeare on the Saugatucket: Julius Caesar

Wednesdays & Sundays July 8 - Aug 16 at 7 pm on the Performance Patio

Enjoy a night of Shakespeare under the stars, as audiences have for hundreds of years. The shows are free and chairs are provided, so just bring yourself and your imagination for a night of wonder!

Julius Caesar features some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches along with alliances, war, and literal backstabbing.

Free

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías

Previews: July 31 & Aug 1 at 7 pm, Shows: Aug 7-8, 14, 21-22, 28-29 at 7 pm on the Riverfront Performance Patio

Good fences make good neighbors. Until that fence ends up in your azaleas. Friendly neighbors soon become enemies and all their worst qualities end up on display. This biting comedy asks us what it really takes to love thy neighbor.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

To Be Continued... An Improvised Soap Opera

Thursdays, May 28-Aug 27 at 7:30 pm

Our improvisers weave plots of love, deception, unexpected reunions, life and death situations - everything you need for a juicy soap opera made up on-the-spot. The story builds week-to-week, so you can follow your favorite characters all summer long or jump in any given Thursday! Get Season Tickets and never miss an "episode"!

*Membership Improv Tickets*

Adults - $15, Age 25 & Under - $10

Our troupe of improvisers make up scenes and songs on-the-spot, vying for your love, affections, and votes as they compete to become The Micetro!

*Membership Improv Tickets*

Get your ticket at the door - $8

The Totalitarians by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Preview: Sept 11 at 7 pm, Shows: Sept 18-19, 24-26, Oct 1-2 at 7 pm, Matinee: Sept 27 at 2 pm

In this raucous dark comedy, Penny Easter is running to be Nebraska's next lieutenant governor and Francine is just the woman to catapult her to the top. But what happens when buzzwords, truth without facts, and conspiracy theories overtake genuine political discourse?

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Sunday Senior Day - $18 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

Into the Woods, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Preview: Oct 16-17 at 7 pm, Shows: Oct 23-24, 30-31, Nov 5-7, 12-14 at 7 pm, Matinees: Nov 1 & 8 at 2 pm

Fairy tales collide as a baker and his wife head into the woods to reverse a curse. With witches, giants, princes, and a beautiful score by Stephen Sondheim, familiar characters find out what happens after happily ever after.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Sunday Senior Day - $18 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

The Gift of the Magi by Andy Hoover, Based on the short story by O. Henry

Preview: Nov 28 at 7 pm Shows: Dec 4-5, 10-12, 18-19 at 7 pm Matinees: Dec 13 & 20 at 2 pm

In this modern version of O. Henry's classic story, a loving couple discover that no matter what goes wrong, Christmas is really about the ones we love. Full of carols and good cheer, this is sure to be a delight for the whole family.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Sunday Senior Day - $18 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

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Note on Tickets

We often have excited audience members waiting for a sold-out show. In the case of a sold-out performance,

if you have not arrived or been in contact with us by showtime, your seats may be released to standby patrons.

Seating

Seating is open admission, not reserved seats. Seats are first come, first served, so if you are coming with a larger party, we recommend coming early to get seats together.

What is a Preview?

Previews are exactly like the other performances. After preview weekend, the cast goes back into rehearsal to refine the show a bit more. If you come to a preview, you are the first to get to see the show, and the tickets are the same as our Pay-What-You-Can nights!

Seating

Seating is first come, first served.

 

We suggest arriving 25 - 15 minutes before showtime.

We often have excited audience members waiting for a sold-out show. In the case of a sold-out performance, if you have not arrived or been in contact with us by showtime, your seats may be released to standby patrons.

Our theater has a bar, so come enjoy a drink with the show!

Accessibility

The theater and patio are fully wheelchair accessible.

Guide dogs are welcome to accompany patrons to a show.

If front row seating is necessary, feel free to mark "wheelchair seats" when purchasing online or call the Box Office, and we'll be happy to help.

We have accessible seating available for every performance, so feel free to be spontaneous and come on a whim!

We're eager to make this a great experience for everyone - call if you have any questions about accessibility!

Contact Us

If you would like to purchase you tickets via phone or you are having any difficulties, feel free to give us a call!

Box Office: 401-218-0282

Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/contemporarytheaterco/ 

Contemporary Theater Company

info@thecontemporarytheater.com

(401) 218-0282

327 Main Street 

Wakefield, RI 02879

Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.

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