Jim Dalglish's THE PLAYGROUND to Open at Cotuit Center For The Arts in June

Performances run June 6 through June 23.

By: May. 24, 2024
Jim Dalglish's THE PLAYGROUND to Open at Cotuit Center For The Arts in June
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Jim Dalglish is back at Cotuit Center for the Arts with his seventh world premiere production, The Playground, opening Thursday, June 6 and running through Sunday, June 23. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 4:00PM.

This full-length, one-woman play, starring Anna Botsford, follows the life of a former college professor who has moved to New York to follow her husbands career. The story is told from her perspective as she remembers her life in New York, her brushes with a life of wealth and privilege, and the decision she makes that will forever alter the course of her life and the lives of those around her.

Botsford has appeared in several of Dalglish's productions, including Bark Park, Unsafe, and Talented Woman. Playing the role of Joan in The Playground, she tells her story to her audience recalling memories from her life through various voices played by more than a dozen actors. The voices in The Playground feature Zack Johnson, Michael Becrelis, Sara Bleything, Shepard Potash, Natalia Molina Marin, Janet Geist Moore, Samantha McMahon, Missy Potash, Susanna Creel, Eli Woods, Sawyer Potash, Kristen Winn, Fiona Botsford, Luz Adriana Marin. The original music was composed and performed by Eli Woods, projections designed, filmed and edited by Jim Dalglish.

One of a four-play collection titled “The Gospels”, The Playground was named runner-up for the 2022 Kaplan Prize and a finalist for the 2023 WaterWorks Festival at the Live Arts Theater in Charlottesville, VA.

Writer and director, Jim Dalglish, says, “I was inspired to write The Playground by my experiences living in Manhattan in the aughts. My job creating software for hedge fund traders and my close ties with family and friends who lived the New York City social scene exposed me to a world few playwrights who grew up in North Dakota could have imagined. My vantage point as an outsider gave me an amazing opportunity see this glittering world in all its glory and tawdriness. The Playground represents my efforts to capture this world with a critical eye and show how seductive it can be. And what happens for those who lose their way.”

Showtimes, tickets and more information can be found online at https://artsonthecape.org/explore/the-playground.


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