Cape Cod Theatre Project’s lineup for its 2021 season first popped up in May, and now, with the sun’s rays contributing to one’s glow, the theme of celebration seemingly circulates its 100th play named Roadkill or The Cottage on Mountain Lane.
Its tale is as spine-chilling as the title may appear, having the genre of romantic thriller interwoven as it falls onto the backdrop of Hudson Valley after moving from New York City. Our wholesome starring characters, a young Black couple, soonly realize dreams aren’t quite easily caught in its feather-tangled circular catcher as their neighbors have a truth better left untold.
Ripped straight from his unsung television show narrating the jukebox shenanigans of a tech-geek redhead tackling grief after her father passes sooner than expected, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’s John Clarence Stewart is the Cedric to Angela Lewis’s Tequila. Scott Thomas is also Morgan alongside Joy Jones as lawyer Alice. Additionally, written by Amy Evans and directed by Reginald L. Douglas.
Of course, all the best things initially start as an experiment with The Cape Cod Theatre Project being the spontaneous pulse between actors Andrew Polk and Jim Bracchitta in the year of 1995. As they flew by, it was in 2012 where artistic director Hal Brooks took over the reins. However, its deep appreciation and support for emerging voices in the American theater remained, taking us to the seasonal tradition in July. The organization invites four playwrights to write out four new plays, developing them from page to stage through a whole week of rehearsals with a director and actors. Sometimes even successfully producing it onto Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theaters, and internationally with a 77 to 97 ratio.
Roadkill or The Cottage on Mountain Lane readings will be live-streamed on Thursday, July 15, and on Saturday, July 17, at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage from this season’s plays to profiles on its playwrights can be viewed on their website.