Summer Guide 

The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías

Life seems perfect for the members of Ana's book club. But when a documentary turns a camera on them, things start to go off the rails with new members stirring up trouble, new books leaving them giggling, and chaos ensues.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

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*

Riverfire Music and Cocktails

Thursdays, June 27 - Aug 29 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Every Thursday this summer, the Wakefield Village Association will host Wakefield RiverFire!

The fires are lit around Dusk, but the entertainment begins at 6pm on the CTC patio with a concert by Wakefield Idol favorites Collin Van Pelt and Katrina Fortier as their musical duo, AnamCara!

At 7:30 you can head into the theater for To Be Continued: An Improvised Soap Opera, or stay outside for a second band and more gorgeous music on the other side of the river!

Free

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

Shakespeare on the Saugatucket: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Wednesdays & Sundays in July 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!

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a light-hearted romp through Renaissance Italy full of love, friendship, rivalry, and, of course, a girl dressing up as a boy to pursue her beloved! Everything you could want in a Shakespeare comedy.

Free

Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire

Cass suddenly leaves her husband and hops on a bus to Niagara Falls in search of freedom and the sense of wonder she's lost. Along the way, she meets a wild bunch of characters in a hilarious madcap adventure.

*Not appropriate for children.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

Shakespeare on the Saugatucket: Henry IV, Part 1

Wednesdays & Sundays in August 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!

Henry IV, Part 1 is considered by many to be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays for its combination of humor, royal intrigue, warfare, and friendship. Don't miss out!

Free

The Skriker by Caryl Churchill

Blending modern day struggles and fantastical folklore creatures, The Skriker is a thrilling play. Josie and Lily, two teenagers, are pursued by an ancient fairy - the Skriker - who is befriends, bewilders, and betrays them to get the one thing of value they have - Lily's unborn child. Wrapped in a fantasy and horror, at its heart, it's a story of love, loss, revenge, and the toll that depression exacts.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

Hamlet

Perhaps the greatest play ever written in the English language, Hamlet comes to life on the CTC stage. The ghost of Hamlet's father gives him one mission - avenge his death and kill his brother, the murderer, Claudius. Hamlet's life is crumbling around him, and he must decide where he stands.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

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Serious Themes

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Photo by Seth Jacobson Photography

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.

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!

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 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.

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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