Buy tickets now for Wakefield Endless Summer on the Contemporary Theater Company Terrace

On August 27 from 4-11pm, the courtyard around The Contemporary Theater Company and Phil’s Main Street Grille will transform into a pirate’s paradise for Wakefield Endless Summer!

Wakefield Endless Summer returns for the first time since 2019 with a great day of Pirates of Saugatucket themed fun, food, drink and activities. Live music is the main event on the Contemporary Theater Company’s Patio Stage from 4pm to 11pm with lineup including Purple Honey, Stephan Couture, Midnight Honey, James & the Giants and The Copacetics!

Plus, families can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, a dunk tank, pirate skits, and a performance of Jay and Leslie Cady’s Laughing Matters featuring mime, juggling and other nonsense.

There’s food grilled by Phil’s and plenty of local beer, wine, spirits and cocktails, including frosé (frozen rosé). Local vendors will sell artisan goods and the thriving Main Street businesses will be bustling, so come early to shop and enjoy a great day in downtown Wakefield!

More information on the event schedule and tickets can be found on the theater’s website at contemporarytheatrecompany.com or by calling the box office at 401-218-0282.

Event calendar

Wakefield Endless Summer

August 27 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Wakefield Endless Summer transforms the parking lot and patio surrounding The Contemporary Theater Company into a pirate-themed musical and dining extravaganza! It offers live music, shows and dancing from 4pm to 11pm, activities for children, delicious food, beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, sodas and lots of rum for all the scallywags!

Tickets: $10, free for children 5 and under.

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com, The Contemporary Theater Company Performance Patio, 321 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Shakespeare on the Saugatucket: As You Like It

By william shakespeare

Wednesdays and Sundays, July 24 – August 24 at 7 p.m.

Rosalind is banished and with her best friend, Celia, by her side, she journeys into a world of exile. But not before he catches the eye of a lovelorn Orlando who is also forced to leave the yard for the forest… What ensues is a delirious combination of a feisty transvestite heroine, a fool dressed in tartan, melodic songs, dubious poetry, and laughs profusely. Will love conquer all, or is it just madness?

Tickets: $30 (Choose your price between $10 and $40)

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com, The Contemporary Theater Company Performance Patio, 321 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

men on boats

By Jaclyn Backhaus

August 19-20, 26-27, September 1-3, 8-10 at 7 p.m.

Ten Explorers. Four boats. A Grand Canyon. The thrilling (rather) true story of an 1869 expedition on a mission to map the Colorado River. Can the captain lead this group of men who think they are explorers? How far does loyalty go when the going gets tough? Both funny and stimulating, Men on Boats turns history upside down.

Tickets: $30 (Choose your price between $10 and $40)

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com, The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

The Thanksgiving Game

By Larissa Fasthorse

Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29, Nov. 3-5, Nov. 10-12

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa Fasthorseis a wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally ill “woke” teacher artists scramble to create a show that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and the Native American Heritage Month.

Tickets: $30 (Choose your price between $10 and $40)

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com, The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Ocean State Dark and Funny Improv Festival

October 6-8 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Ocean State Black and Funny Improv Festival is back this fall! Our goal is to create a world of improvisation where all are welcome to celebrate each other, learn from our differences and build each other up while sharing in a space that is respectful and generous to all. The festival will feature nightly headliners, guest troupes, mixing shows, workshops, parties and more!

Tickets: $30 (Choose your price between $10 and $40)

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com, The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

A Christmas story

by Philip Grecian based on the film A Christmas Story

Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 4*, 8-10, 11*, 15-17, 6*, 21, 23 at 7 p.m. (*2 p.m. in the morning)

You’re going to get your eyes peeled! All the fun of this favorite holiday movie is brought to life. Ralphie goes through all the hardships of being a kid, from bullies to embarrassment, but he’s got his eye on the prize this Christmas in his quest for a BB gun. Bring the whole family for a great evening this season!

Tickets: $30 (Choose your price between $10 and $40)

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com, The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879