Cape Rep Theatre to Present A NEW BRAIN

Cape Rep Theatre to Present A NEW BRAIN

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season continues with the Cape Cod premiere of A New Brain, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by William Finn and James Lapine September 14th through October 15th.

In the throes of writer's block for an irritating children's TV show, composer Gordon Schwinn experiences a sudden life-threatening brain disorder which engulfs him and those he loves in a tumultuous, surreal and very funny ordeal. Based on an incident in his own life, William Finn (Falsettos and The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee) explores what is truly important in life and love.

Cape Rep Company Member Victoria Flores directs with musical direction by Robert Wilder. The creative team includes Set Designer Ryan McGettigan, Lighting Designer Phil Kong, Costume Designer Carol Sherry and Properties by Robin McLaughlin. Allison Davis is the Stage Manager.

The cast is comprised of many Cape Rep favorites, including Jared Hagan as Gordon, the character inspired by composer William Finn's actual experience, Richard Sullivan, Wendy Watson, Trish LaRose, Garrett Almeida, Lindsey Erin Agnes, Andrew Ford and Jess Andra, joined by Cape Rep newcomer, Greg Kalafatas. A New Brain is a creative, eccentric musical comedy filled with wonderful melodies and astonishing harmonies and we are delighted to have assembled such an accomplished cast and creative team to bring this show to Cape audiences.

Performances run Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm; there are no performances on September 17 and 20. Tickets are $35. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 15th. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.

Cape Rep's 2017 season is made possible with the generous support of Cape Air and Preston Scott Cohen, Architect. A New Brain is sponsored by Friends Marketplace.

Cape Rep's 2017 Indoor Theater season opened with Richard Nelson's Regular Singing May 4 - June 4, followed by Jaclyn Backhaus' ingenious comedy, Men On Boats June 22 - July 22. Next up was the ten-time Tony-winning musical, Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, August 2-27, followed by William Finn and James Lapine's imaginative musical comedy, A New Brain September 14 - October 15. The season will close with the world premiere of Boundless, November 2 - December 3, an original play with music by Alison Weller and Damian Baldet that explores the Cape Cod fishing industry. The Outdoor Theater features an original play written and directed by local theater artist Holly Erin McCarthy, The Epic Adventure of Lulu's Lemonade Stand, June 28 - August 31, and Pitter Patter Puppets, Mary Wilson's delightful interactive puppet show July 7 - August 22.

Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1986 as a company dedicated to creativity and professionalism. On seven acres of land in Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Massachusetts, Cape Rep Theatre is the steward of the beautiful land and historic buildings that are home to the company's three theaters, including the only outdoor theater on Cape Cod. We are professional theater in an intimate setting.

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