Mail: P.O. Box 361
Barnstable, MA 02630
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
The Barnstable Comedy Club is an all-volunteer community driven theater, MA 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization. As such, we see the true value and the critical role that diversity plays in helping our theatre and community thrive. We are determined to foster an environment that respects and promotes the value of diversity. The BCC believes in the transformative power of the arts to enrich lives and revitalize communities. We are committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone who participates in our programming feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability. While this is not an end-all statement and will constantly evolve as we, as an organization, continue to learn and grow, this is a starting point for forming actions that will encourage equity and make an impact.
Whatever your talent or preference, we have a place for you!
BOX OFFICE: Training necessary and you get to see the show for FREE!
HOSPITALITY: Smiling faces needed to pass out Playbills and help at the concession stand and you get to see the show for FREE!
ALL PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBERS: Help work on sets, costumes, props, backstage, lighting and sound and you get to see the show for FREE!
Volunteers provide vital support for the Barnstable Comedy Club. Our volunteers assist with the multitude of tasks required to bring a production to life. Every scene, every line, every emotion on stage is backed by this group of amazing volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity to gain real world knowledge of theater operations as well as donate valuable time to the local theater community. And besides all of that, you’ll get to work with a great group of people and have a lot of fun!
If interested, please email us today at email@example.com
Coming Up In March...
For many years our name alone has confused and surprised many. Let us assure you that we are NOT a "comedy club" in the sense that we are a stand-up club or a venue for similar performances. We are a community theater with a big emphasis on the word "community"!
Generally we produce four main shows per season, which include a musical and three plays beginning in November through May as well as other special events such as the Annual Barnstable Village Stroll, staged readings, and acting and directing workshops.
As the oldest running, live community theater on Cape Cod and one of the oldest in America, we strive to bring excellence to all of our patrons, volunteers, members and to the community. We are a MA 501(3)(c) nonprofit volunteer driven organization. Dedicated volunteers work in all areas of the theater from front of the house to performers to production to our Board of Directors.
Mischief Never Gets Old!
The Barnstable Comedy Club proudly presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s razor-sharp comedy, RIPCORD. Under the direction of Ann M. Ring, the show opens on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 PM and continues through March 24 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM. General admission tickets are $25 / $23 for seniors 65+ and students and may be purchased by clicking the graphic to the left or reserved by calling the box office at 508-362-6333.
The cast includes veteran Cape actors Linda Monchik and Karen McPherson and features Sandra, Basile, Steve Lajoie and Frank Scanzillo who play multiple roles and newcomer, Fredrik Voss.
RIPCORD, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, (RABBIT HOLE for Drama), Tony Award-winner for the musical (KIMBERLY AKIMBO for Best Book and Best Original Score), screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist David Lindsay-Abaire, is a high-stakes comedy about two senior women who engage in a no-holds-barred battle for the window view in their shared assisted living apartment. The conflict begins when cheerful, new roommate Marilyn takes a fancy to "crabby" Abby's side of the shared space. The pair soon find themselves in a winner-takes-the-window wager that escalates into the danger zone but delivers a big payoff in laughs to the audience.
RIPCORD is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service Collection. www.Dramatists.com
You may purchase your ticket(s) online or you may reserve tickets by calling the Box Office at 508.362.6333. The answering machine will take your reservation request. Please leave your name, and kindly spell your last name, the day and date you wish to attend, the number of tickets you would like and the type, (general admission or senior (65+/student) and your telephone number. We will only call you back if there is a problem with your reservation. Please pick up your ticket(s) at least one-half hour prior to curtain. COVID PROTOCOL: Proof of vaccination is no longer required. The wearing of a facial mask is suggested but optional.
General seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The building is fully handicapped accessible and is air-conditioned for your comfort. Bathrooms are located on the main floor and also downstairs. The Barnstable Comedy Club accepts cash, check or credit card.
Open auditions will be held for NUTS by Tom Topor on February 29 and March 1 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and also on March 2 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Barnstable Comedy Club located at 3171 Main Street in Barnstable Village. Director Linda Stevens seeks a cast of 9 for this riveting courtroom drama that includes 3 females and 6 males of all ethnicities, ages 25-65. Character descriptions may be viewed online at here. For more information, please call 508-362-6333.
Actors will be asked to read from the script Perusal scripts are currently available at the Hyannis Public Library and Sturgis Library. Rehearsals will begin after March 11th. Production dates are slated for the first three weekends in May 2024.
Set in a courtroom in New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the story follows a high-priced call girl incarcerated on a charge for killing a violent “john”. A court appointed psychiatrist and an aggressive prosecutor say she is unfit to stand trial. As testimony unfolds from experts, physicians and her parents, she attempts to prove to the judge that she isn’t “nuts” and to stand trial for manslaughter. A Broadway hit, NUTS has been called the best courtroom drama since WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION.
The Barnstable Comedy Club is located at 3171 Main Street, Route 6A (The Village Hall) in Barnstable, MA 02630. The BCC is directly across the street from the Barnstable Tuscan Cuisine/Tavern (formally the Barnstable Tavern.)
Parking is available behind the building in the Registry of Deeds parking lot. Handicap parking is behind the building near the ramp. At the top of the ramp is a doorbell. Please ring it by pressing and holding down for a few seconds and an usher will open up the door for you.