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Touched by War by James Marlow

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Eventide Theatre Company recently presented a virtual public reading of this year’s winning play, Touched by War – written by James Marlow, our 2020 Kaplan Playwright winner. This original full-length play was reviewed and selected by a panel of three Eventide judges – and was recognized as the winner of our annual playwriting competition on April 1st, 2020.

James Marlow is no stranger to the theater world, having written several short plays that have been produced around the country, as well as having another full-length play read at the Provincetown Theatre Company. He has also won several playwriting competitions and has self-published four novels. 

The public reading, directed by Eventide Artistic Director Chris Edwards, took place in our virtual Zoom studio and was aired live on Saturday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 3rd at 2:30 p.m. – and was performed by this incredible ensemble (pictured above) – top row: James Marlow (playwright), Robert Bock, Chris Edwards (director); middle row: Melinda Gallant, Patrick O’Rourke; bottom row: Tim Hystad, Jan Bradbury Richmond, Rebecca Riley.  

As a special treat, we’re sharing the link for Saturday’s performance: Touched by War

Grab a beverage, make yourself comfortable – and enjoy this unique production.

And if you feel moved by what you’re seeing and would like to contribute to our efforts to bring thought-provoking theater to our valued Eventide audience, especially during these challenging times, we would greatly appreciate a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more. You can donate via this link: Eventide Theatre Company

Thank you for supporting our artistic vision and for helping us sustain high-quality community theater.


*Our annual playwriting competition is supported by a generous grant from the Kaplan Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 

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Thank you for special seating for those with hearing and vision problems. Never had a small theater company able to help with my macular degeneration. Thank you! The cast was outstanding!

Ginny Kowalski

Eventide Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 independent theatre located in the heart of Dennis Village and is known for presenting  thought-provoking plays, concerts, lectures, and mixed media events. Annually Eventide hosts the Kaplan Playwriting/New Plays competition.