Cotuit Center for the Arts presents "The Make-Out Queen"

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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

Critically-acclaimed one-woman show by Bronwen Prosser.

“The Make-Out Queen” at Cotuit Center for the Arts April 18 to 27
Cotuit Center for the Arts will present Bronwen Prosser’s critically acclaimed one-woman show, “The Make-Out Queen” in the Black Box Theater, April 18 through 27. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM.

“The Make-Out Queen” is the honest, passionate, and very funny story of a determined young woman seeking magic in the form of a kiss. Burned out by meaningless sex, she embarks on a 12-week quest to find a new dimension to intimacy, to experience romance solely through kissing. Her purpose is to bring back the intimacy that only kissing can provide.

When asked how a solo show is different from a regular play, Prosser responded, “Unlike a multi-character play, my solo show allows me to indulge in my own ridiculous language, to allow my own voice to come through. It is completely self-effacing, heartwarming, vulnerable, gut-wrenching, and full of hilarity.”

Prosser wrote the play in 2010 and has performed it in New York, Woods Hole, and at a variety of festivals.

One reviewer of her New York show wrote, “As both playwright and actor, Ms. Prosser has a deep relationship with the words and immediately charms the audience. The message here, so pure and simple, takes on an enchanted element when told through her voice.”

She performed the play only once in her home town, and described it as “the most terrifying experience ever.”

“I look forward to bringing ‘The Make-Out Queen” to the Cape again. This is where she is from, after all. The whole show is so utterly Cape Cod, and there are a lot of make-out queens around here.”

Prosser thinks the Cape is the perfect place to film the movie version of “The Make-Out Queen” and is currently adapting the narrative to a screenplay.

Prosser grew up in Woods Hole, graduated from UMass Boston, with a self-study major in Women and Performance, and is a graduate of New York’s Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. She has appeared in shows in Chicago, New York, and Boston, as well as in the Sundance syndicated webseries “Sparks” and the short film, “Breaker,” for which she received a Best Actress award. She appeared as Sister James in CCftA’s production of “Doubt” and teaches performance and screenwriting classes at the center as well.

Prosser’s play, “Spring Tide,” about a young man who returns to his home town, debuts at Cotuit Center for the Arts April 5 through 14.

Tickets are $15, $12 for members. Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, call 508-428-0669 or visit artsonethecape.org.