Talk at the Eldredge Public Library, Chatham MA 3 June 2024

The Cape Cod Shakespeare Festival in Chatham

ONE SESSION: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Monday June 3 

The Cape Cod Shakespeare Festival in Chatham is heading into its third season in Kate Gould Park this summer, featuring the world’s most enduring love story, ROMEO AND JULIET, and one of the most magical comedies, THE TEMPEST.  The company with include many of the Festival’s favorite actors from past seasons, along with exciting new talent.  The trio of Alan Rust, Terry Layman and Bernard Cornwell will go behind the scenes, sharing their backstage preparations and skills needed to produce the Festival, which has already become a beloved Chatham summer tradition.

Alan Rust is a professional actor and theatre educator.  He was artistic director of the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham for 39 years, directing and acting in many of the 300 productions under his leadership.

Terry Layman has acted On Broadway, Off -Broadway, and at theatres from Florida to Alaska. He has also appeared on both daytime and nighttime TV shows. He acted and directed at the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham for 20 summers. Bernard Cornwell appeared on the Monomoy Theatre stage in Chatham for over a decade. Born in London, he had a career in British television. He began writing and is now the author of over fifty novels. He performed a cameo role in the third season of The Last Kingdom,​a Netflix Original series based on his books.

Registration is required.   To register online and donate by credit card or Paypal, click here. If you prefer to donate by check and to either mail in or drop off your registration at the library, please click here to get the registration form.  There are no refunds unless the course is cancelled.

All courses will take place at the Eldredge Public Library.

For further information contact the committee at or call the library at 508 945 5170