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Three Little Girls Down a Well

  • Jul 13 — Jul 30, 2023


“Three Little Girls Down a Well”, the creation of playwright Justin Elizabeth Sayre, makes its Cape Cod debut at Cotuit Center for the Arts July 13 to 30. Jo Brisbane will direct Sayre’s play, which had a recent run as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival in New York City. Under the Radar Festival has long been considered a landmark of the NYC experimental theatre scene. The play has been described as a “heartfelt and metaphorical play about climate change and our collective grief of collapse” as it follows three little girls and the aftermath of their falling down a well. Playwright Sayre calls “Three Little Girls Down a Well” a doom comedy about death, grace, and the will to go on.


Justin Elizabeth Sayre has been praised for a “deeply passionate soul and acerbic wit” by The New York Times. As a writer and performer, Sayre has been described by entertainment journalist Michael Musto as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” Hailed as one the “Funniest People in Brooklyn” by Brooklyn Magazine, Sayre has been listed among “L.A.’s Sixteen Most Talented LGBT Comics” by Frontiers Magazine. Sayre has written a series of YA Novels, Husky, Pretty, and Mean, released by Penguin Books, and the book, From Gay to Z: A Compendium of Queer Culture released by Chronicle Books. Sayre’s theatrical creations have been presented at Dixon Place, The Wild Project, The Celebration Theatre, Dynasty Typewriter, and La MaMa Experimental Theatre. Ravenswood Manor, a Camp-Horror-Soap-Opera also created by Sayre (and produced at L.A.’s Celebration Theater) has been called “a sharply written and well-acted exemplar of the horror-comedy genre,” by The Los Angeles Times. Ravenswood Manor is currently in development.


Jo Brisbane is a frequent performer within the Cape Cod theatre scene, as well as the cabaret world of New York City, Boston and Provincetown. Her cabaret show Mod Hollywood! Tunes from a Town Without Pity debuted at The Provincetown CabaretFest and went on to play a short run at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC. Brisbane wrote and produced the musical spoof Hope for the Holidays, which enjoyed a sold-out run at CCftA’s Black Box Theatre. A new adaptation of the show (Wintry Mix) will return to CCftA’s main stage during its upcoming four-city tour. Within the last few years, her plays Finding a Foundling and Storm Fetch were commissioned by Cape Rep Theatre, and an excerpt from her short play Walking The Wrack Line was recently published as part of the Smith & Kraus Best Women’s Monologues 2022 Anthology. Jo also directed the sold out run of Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche for CCftA. She has played roles for many Cape Cod theatre companies, including CCftA, Cape Rep Theatre, Eventide Theatre, and The Provincetown Theatre. Her acting informs her writing as well as her directing.

Three Little Girls Down a Well
In the Vivian and Morton Sigel Black Box Theater
July 13-30, 2023
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4:00pm

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