Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents Dot by Colman Domingo July 23 – August 7 at CCBC Essex

Jul 05, 2022 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, will perform Dot July 23 – August 7. All performances will be held at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center Cabaret Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.

The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. This twisted and hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood.

Dot, directed by Rikki Howie, is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. (

Dot performance schedule:
July 23, 29, 30 and August 5, 6 at 8 p.m.
July 24, 31 and August 7 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors (age 60+) and are available at the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) or online at For up-to-date masking requirements and health protocols, please visit

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Cockpit in Court, founded in 1973 by F. Scott Black, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2022. Originally an outlet for local summer theatre, Cockpit grew to a full-fledged community theatre, attracting performers and audiences from all around Maryland and beyond. Over the past 50 years, Cockpit has staged more than 250 productions with thousands of performers, staff and crew for hundreds of thousands of audience members.

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