2019 Season

Our 40th Season will be marked by a collection of original works, classical works and, of course, the fast-paced comedy of Panto! Join us for free outdoor theater in Maudslay State Park and downtown Newburyport, as well as the community-wide fundraisers that help support the arts and arts education for all. 
For detailed event information, click here to view our performance calendar.

 
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Women’s Herstory Month: Antigone and Medea

In collaboration with the Firehouse Center for the Arts and the Actors Studio of Newburyport, Season 40 will kick off on March 2nd, 2019 with a one night only revival of our two Greek tragedy productions: Antigone and Medea. We will present the poetry and movement of these two pieces to celebrate the start of Women’s History Month at the Firehouse Center for the Arts of March 2nd, 2019 at 8pm.

See Performance Calendar for March date.

 
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The Tempest

One of William Shakespeare’s final masterpieces, The Tempest comes to Maudslay State Park in July and August of 2019

 
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Maudslay is Haunted

Our annual haunting of Maudslay State Park will celebrate all things spooky and silly with short performances developed by young company members

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Poetry Out Loud Semifinals: Newburyport

This year we are proud to be partnering with the Education Department at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston to host the first ever Newburyport Semi-Final of Poetry Out Loud. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest developed to engage students with poetry. Now in its 14th year in Massachusetts, the program is expanding to the North Shore, and we are thrilled to act as the hosts for the 20 semi-finalists and their guests.

This event is free and open to the public.

See Performance Calendar for March date.

 
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Circus Smirkus

Circus Smirkus will take us to the Carnaval on August 2nd and 3rd, in our annual fundraiser for Theater in the Open

 
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A christmas Carol Panto!

Bah, humbug! Theater in the Open celebrates the holiday season with this Dickens classic, presented TITO style!

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A Peter pan Panto!

All your favorite panto pals are back this spring for A Peter Pan Panto! Pirates, fairies, and Lost Boys abound in this whimsically goofy take on the J.M. Barrie classic!
This production is free and open to the public.
See Calendar for performance dates.

 
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POE.

For the fifth consecutive year Theater in the Open is thrilled to throw ourselves into the poetry and movement of Edgar Allen Poe. This year with special performances in Salem, MA.


thank you to our sponsors

Reiki Jin Kei Do

Reiki Jin Kei Do

Ganesh Imports

Ganesh Imports

M.K. Benatti Jewelers

M.K. Benatti Jewelers

The Pitman Law Offices

The Pitman Law Offices

ADDITIONAL THANKS TO
Jeremy & Arlene Barnard
Anne Verret-Speck & Forrest Speck