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Shakespeare's 'Richard III' With An Unexpected Twist At CCTC

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Consider Shakespeare's " Richard III ," a brutal political satire written in 1591. What comes to mind? Ruthless ambition, jealousy and hunger for power? How about puppets? Presented by Cape Cod Theatre Company, Home of Harwich Junior Theatre (at The Arts Center on Sisson Road in Harwich Center) as a Punch and Judy-style puppet show with actors, the comic tragedy unfolds in a hila...

Masterful Production Of 'All My Sons' At Elements Theater Co.

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

With a salute to Veteran’s Day, “All My Sons” explores the many sacrifices made during World War II. With Arthur Miller’s enduring writing and portrayal of universal struggles, this drama’s powerful message still resonates today. Miller believed theater could “change the world.” His break-out play, “All My Sons” wrestles with the changing social fabric of post-World War II and man’s responsibility to o...

A Grand, Magical And Hilarious 'Starcatcher' At Cape Rep

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Everyone has dreams. Even an orphan boy with no name as he’s thrown into the dark, stinky hold of a ship bound for an island ruled by a tyrannical king doomed to be a slave for the rest of his days, has a dream. He dreams of flying and the dream gives him hope and a drive to keep carrying on. This boy’s small measure of optimism collides with the remarkable Molly, an apprentice Starcatcher who has confidence and ...

Chatham Author Recounts The Devastation Of AIDS

By: Debra Lawless

Thirty-five years have passed since 1981, the year we all first heard of a terrible new disease: AIDS. Today, books and memoirs are being written about the early dark days of the epidemic before advances in drugs changed a diagnosis from a sure death sentence to a controllable condition. “When people write about gay history they write about Stonewall or gay marriage,” says Michael H. Ward of Chatham, author...

School News, Nov. 10

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School Mrs. Cleary's class was the first fourth grade class to receive Chomper for filling up their SHARK tank, demonstrating great shark-like behavior by following directions, staying on task, being kind to others and working well with peers in small groups. This week Chomper has participated in multiplication sweets, estimation, reading groups with tall tales and understanding characters...

In the year 1790, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. is a small town filled with happy families who have learned to live with a few ghostly legends. It’s a town bewitched by tales of the Native American spirits who once inhabited the area, and the more modern ghost of a Hessian solider who lost his head to a stray cannonball in a Revolutionary War battle. In Washington Irving’s short story, the Headless Horseman “rides forth to...

Homelessness has always been a big problem in Africa. A small organization called Jitegemee (jit-teg-umay), currently based in Kenya, has decided to do something about it. Their website states, “[We] exist to provide street children with access to formal and vocational education. We believe every child with the desire to learn and the will to succeed should be encouraged to do so. We are dedicated to removing ...

APCC Film Event And Discussion Series Features 'One Big Home'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) will present the film “One Big Home” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. Following the screening, filmmaker Thomas Bena will join the audience via Skype from Martha's Vineyard for a short question and answer period. Here on the Cape we are familiar with the strange logic of people falling in love with our beautiful seaside home with its mo...

Edgar Allan Poe is a literary master of the macabre, and the Halloween season is an ideal time to highlight his works. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s musical “Nevermore” is a haunting journey into Poe’s madness and literary genius. Poe’s life reads like one of his ghoulish tales, and “Nevermore” (music by Matt Conner and book by Grace Barnes) capitalizes upon this through its artistic interpretatio...

A woman out for her regular run through the North Harwich woods stumbles upon a disturbing scene, apparently the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad. Things turn ugly, and she ends up running for her life, forced to defend herself in ways she never imagined possible. No, that's not the latest Netflix original. It's the plot of “Runner,” a short film being produced locally by a Harwich couple who hope to use it t...

Eventide's 'Moon For The Misbegotten' Raw And Moving

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Many people were surprised when the Nobel Prize for literature was given to Bob Dylan for his outspoken and poetic songs highlighting the need for social change. The 1936 winner, American playwright Eugene O’Neill, also gave voice to those living on the edge of society, which is illustrated in his grandly tragic “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” currently at The Eventide Theater Company. “A Moon for the Mi...

The first-ever Great White Gala Against Cancer will take place on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chatham Bars Inn to raise funds for The Jimmy Fund. The event will benefit multiple myeloma cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The event will feature a VIP reception followed by a general admission event with a Cape Cod-themed dinner, cash bar and both live and silent auctions. The auct...