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Radio Play “The Mooncussers Tale” to be performed Wednesday at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Filed in Arts, NEWS HEADLINES by on May 7, 2018 • views: 856

Ship’s captains beware, land-based pirates lie in wait. The night is dark and the moon is in hiding, and the mooncussers are out lighting lanterns in lieu of lighthouses to lure ships to wreck along the shores of Cape Cod. The legendary land-based pirates of the 19th century known as mooncussers were responsible for many a shipwreck in their day,  looting valuables from ships traveling the high seas and bringing fear to the hearts of sailors.

Transport yourself back in time to the days of scoundrels, ships, and scandal on the seas. This Wednesday night, “The Mooncusser’s Tale”, a poetic ghost story written and directed by local writer Lee Roscoe, will be presented on the stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

“The Mooncusser’s Tale” eloquently tells a story of greed and betrayal that threaten the family of Captain Ephraim Bowers. The Bowers family will be portrayed by a real local family. The Schuylers are filmmakers, actors, and budding actors – Paul and Jade play Captain Ephraim Bowers and his wife, Salome. Their son, 14 year old Quinn, expertly expresses the role of the Bowers’ 14 year old son, Mark.

Roscoe’s elegant language will draw you in to a story rich with history, intrigue, greed, and betrayal.

“The Mooncusser’s Tale” will be performed Wednesday night on the main stage at Cotuit Center for the Arts. The performance begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is free, and wine is available for $5 a glass.



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