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St. Francis

  • May 20 — May 29, 2022

"This moving production feels like picking up a good book and being parachuted, and welcomed, into a small community filled with quirky residents who look out for each other and have histories together — with the beauty and joy of the human-dog connection as a through line."

Cape Cod Times

Written by Miranda Jonté
Directed by Jason Mellin

Tessa, a veterinarian who now runs a dog rescue in Northern CA, is outspoken, has an over inflated sense of justice, & probably drinks too much. Being forced out by an incoming Starbucks, she is desperate to find a new building for her no kill shelter. She is at the mercy of the disapproving city council, is confronted with her high school sweetheart moving back home, all the while mentoring teenage volunteer & budding vet Molly Mattie, who has a penchant for pop culture, & thinks Tessa is the greatest thing since sliced bread. At the end of her rope, Tessa is left with approaching her estranged father for financial assistance to keep the rescue open to save the dogs, and ultimately, herself.

Enterprise article: "Miranda Jonté Play, 'St. Francis,' Is Coming To Cotuit"

Cast
Tessa - Miranda Jonté
Molly Mattie - Emma Fitzpatrick
Will - Jason Mellin
Nick/Joey - Nick Romano
Madeleine - Janet Geist Moore
Bill - Roger Eidsaune
Gwen - Gaylene Eidsaune
Young Man/Tyler - Jon Cornet
George - Laszlo
Voice Overs - John Moss, Jess Wilson

Crew

Director - Jason Mellin
Assistant Director - Jess Wilson
Playwright/Co-producer - Miranda Jonte
Stage Manager/Technical Director - Erin Trainor

In the Morton and Vivian Sigel Black Box Theater
Tickets $25/$20 for Members
May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 at 7:30pm
May 15, 22, 29 at 2:00pm