Kacee Rimer: The Mass Arts Center: ‘MY place to learn, grow, and create’

By Kacee Staiti Rimer The Mass Arts Center has a lot to offer. I could tell you how much I’ve enjoyed watching productions there or how much my children have benefitted from the theatre arts classes through the Academy. But I’m going to take this opportunity to tell you about ME, and what the Mass Arts Center means for ME — a regular adult human who does regular adult human things. The Mass Arts Center is MY place to learn, grow, and create.  We adult humans are constantly in the business of being busy. How swiftly we forget that once More info…

Ireland 2024

The Mass Arts Center presents Countryside of the Emerald Isle June 9-18, 2024 Join us for an exciting trip to Ireland from Sunday, June 9, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024. Experience a seldom-explored side of Ireland, from the vaults of Christ Church Cathedral to the rolling hills of Dingle. On Monday, June 10, 2024, you will arrive in Dublin and join your fellow travelers for a welcome reception in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral. Within the medieval walls of the city’s oldest structure, surrounded by nearly 1,000 years of Irish myths and legends, toast the start of an incredible More info…

2022 Review: Blithe Spirit

Review: Blithe Spirit Reviewed by Tony Annicone, June 3, 2022 Mass Art Center’s current production is “Blithe Spirit”, a farce by Noel Coward. This show focuses around Charles Condomine, a skeptical novelist of Provincetown, MA. In search of inspiration for his new novel, Charles invites self proclaimed medium and local eccentric Madame Arcati to his home for a seance. When the hapless psychic ends up in contact with the spirit of his first husband, Lucien, who makes his presence well known, much to the consternation of his second husband, Richard. Soon his life and home are in a shambles as More info…

2022 Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Reviewed by Tony Annicone, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2022 Mass Arts Center’s opening show of their 23rd season is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare. It was suggested by “A Knight’s Tale” from Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” and was written between 1594 and 1596. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur performers. Moonlight, magic and midsummer madness infect the lovers, tradesmen and fairies in this tale. This version is set in the Southern United States forest and the plot revolves around Theseus, the King More info…

Mass Arts Center nominated for 10 DASH awards in 2021-2022

Mass Arts Center nominated for 10 DASH awards in 2021-2022 Wednesday, July 20, 2022 — The Mass Arts Center was nominated for 10 DASH awards in multiple categories, from Best Ensemble Production (Play) and Best Production (Play) for Moon Over Buffalo to Best Set Design (Play) for Blithe Spirit. DASH (Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors) is a year-end awards program sponsored by Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT) as a way of recognizing outstanding performance and production values as displayed by its member groups during the theater season. See all the nominees and winners (once they are posted). Moon More info…