It’s Hidden Hollow’s 5th birthday! Create a special birthday craft from 1-4pm. From 1-1:45pm, “Teaching Creatures” with Rae Griffiths takes to the Hidden Hollow stage for a special performance featuring reptiles. Learn about unique features that define them, and the clever ways these creatures adapt to their weather and surroundings. “Teaching Creatures” will engage children of all ages as they meet a variety of reptiles up close. Of course, no birthday party would be complete without cake, so join us at 2pm for a slice while supplies last.
Free with museum admission.
The Quahog Challenge is a competition to find the tastiest stuffed clam on Cape Cod. The winner gets bragging and marketing rights for The Best Stuffed Quahog on Cape Cod. All proceeds benefit Housing Assitance Corporation of Cape Cod.
The final program will be The Puritan Tradition in Early Plymouth Colony. Mistress Bridget Fuller, wife of Deacon Samuel Fuller as portrayed by Ms. Vicki Oman. Dressed in period clothing and in the dialect of the area from which her character came, this veteran Plimouth Plantation interpreter and linguistic specialist will tell the story of the beginnings of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of a Separatist woman.
The Wyeth DNA: Drama, Nature, Art with Wanda M. Corn, Art History Professor Emerita, Stanford University
Andrew Wyeth had a remarkable artist-father and has raised a famous artist-son. This talk will explore the legacy of N.C. Wyeth on Andrew’s exquisitely crafted and emotionally haunting work and suggest ways that Jamie Wyeth, in the third generation, has re-invented the family’s DNA. This program will be presented by Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University. Professor Corn is an award-winning scholar who has produced various books and exhibitions, including the book The Art of Andrew Wyeth.
Join the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod & The Cape Playhouse for a Special Benefit Performance of the New York hit MOTHER (and me), written and performed by Melinda Buckley
A larger-than-life Hungarian “Mama Rose” is slowly slipping into dementia as her Broadway baby, Melinda, slips into de’ middle age. “MOTHER (and me)” is a story of two women who are losing everything they’ve ever been – in very different ways – as they both lose each other. Who’s it harder for? The one who can’t remember? Or the one who can’t forget?
Linda Lavin won a Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Helen Hayes Awards, for her performance in Broadway Bound in 1987. She is a six-time Tony nominee for her roles in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Collected Stories and most recently, The Lyons. She was a twice-again winner of the Drama Desk Award and two-time Golden Globe winner for her role as Alice on the TV show "Alice", in which she starred for nine years. Her recent film credits include roles in The Back-Up Plan and Wanderlust.
Join an exciting adventure in model railroading in a hands-on program for kids on Monday, August 3, 1-3 pm at Brooks Academy Museum. Train fans from six to 12 will have the chance to operate an extensive working HO-scale model layout of the Hyannis to Orleans line as engineers, brakemen, conductors, and dispatchers during the two-hour program. The 17x20 layout was created by the Nauset Model Railroad Club in conjunction with the Harwich Historical Society and depicts how trains opened up the lower Cape for business, tourists, and improved everyday life. Kids will be supervised by a railroad expert while working the rails and exploring history, geography, business, and problem solving. Registration is suggested as space is limited. Please call (508) 432-8089 or email [email protected]. Admission is $2.
One night only!
A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William ShakespeareDirected by Neil McGarry
“The course of true love never did run smooth”
Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, have set aside their weapons of war and decided to be married instead. The same cannot be said of the rulers of the Fairy Kingdom, Titania, and Oberon, still fighting over Titania’s refusals to relinquish a child within her custody to him.