Escape the heat

Get into a seat for Cockpit in Court's 2017 season!

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of CCBC’s renowned Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre in the the air conditioned luxury of the newly-named F. Scott Black Theatre at CCBC Essex. Buy your tickets now from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS).


Arsenic & Old Lace

June 9 — 25
F. Scott Black, Cockpit’s original Artistic Director, directs this classic comedy about Mortimer Brewster and his “crazy” family. His brother thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and another who has escaped from jail. Mortimer thinks things can’t get worse until he finds out that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! What will he tell his fiancee? You will laugh til you cry at this hilarious romp from James Kesselring.

Sister Act
July 21 — Aug. 6
A woman hiding out from the mob in a covent helps her fellow “sisters” find their own voices as she rediscovers her own, This feel-good comedy smash, directed by Tom Wyatt, is based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg.


Forever Plaid
June 10 — 25
James Hunnicutt directs this affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony “guy groups” that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. This quartet of high school chums return from the afterlife for one final gig in this goofy, nostalgia-filled musical trip.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

July 22 — Aug. 6
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy-toy, Spike. Old resentments flare and eventually lead to threats to sell the house. Two newcomers - Cassandra, a maid who can predict the future, and lovely young aspiring actress Nina - add flames to the fire. Linda Chambers directs Christopher Durang’s winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play

ADMIN Building Lecture Hall

Madagascar, Jr.
July 7 — 16
Beware of the animals in the Court Jesters Young People’s Theatre production based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture of the same name. Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs this journey with all your crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in the New York Central Park Zoo. They find themselves in an unexpected madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar