Apr 1 - Apr 16, 2022


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365



Per play (fees included)

Three weekends, three plays, endless laughs…one great cause.

Live events are back…and we’ve got some catching up to do! So, this spring we’re bringing you not one, but three great comedies…all presented live on stage in readers theatre format as a fundraiser to benefit the final stage of OCCA’s Capital Campaign!

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APRIL 1 & 2…
4,000 Miles
by Amy Herzog
directed by Joshua Lawrence
After suffering a major loss, Leo seeks solace from his feisty grandmother in her West Village apartment. The two unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach one another in this heartfelt comedy. [LEARN MORE]

APRIL 8 & 9…
Prelude to a Kiss

by Craig Lucas
directed by Stacy Fischer
At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious man insists on kissing the bride. When he does, their souls change places. On their honeymoon, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. With his love’s spirit trapped in an aging, fast-decaying body, he must track down the old man and free his bride…before it’s too late. [LEARN MORE]

APRIL 15 & 16…
Fuddy Meers

by David Lindsay-Abaire
directed by Cody Larsen
Claire has a unique form of amnesia, causing her to forget the events of each day when she goes to sleep. Every morning is a blank slate, and today’s will include a catastrophic romp through the kaleidoscopic feat of discovering her identity while surrounded by an odd medley of characters. [LEARN MORE]

Content Guide / Age Appropriateness:
While none of these shows are excessively obscene or violent, they’re not “family-friendly” fare and are likely most appropriate for audiences ages 15+ (approximately). Please review the following content/trigger warnings: “4,000 Miles” includes swearing, sexual references, marijuana. “Prelude to a Kiss” includes swearing, sexual references. “Fuddy Meers” contains swearing, mild violence, talk of domestic violence, marijuana. 

All Proceeds Benefit OCCA’s “Entertain the Future” Capital Campaign

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is so close to the finish line on a campaign that has spanned several years and six previous phases. The final phase will see much-needed renovations to the David Ogden Stiers Studio Theatre and backstage areas of the Newport Performing Arts Center. Due to COVID delays and increased costs, the campaign came up just short of the amount needed to finish the work. All proceeds from these staged readings will go directly to the OCCA Capital Campaign, to help bring this massive project to completion.


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365 - Get Directions