The Library will present a stage talk with Cape Cod Theatre Project Tuesday, July 26th at 10 am. This free talk will feature playwright Patricia Cotter, whose play “1980 (Or Why I’m Voting for John Anderson)” will be staged July 28th-30th in Falmouth.
Cotter’s plays include “Rules of Comedy” 39th Humana Festival of New American Plays, 2015; “The Anthropology Section” (2015), and “The Break Up Notebook” (A GLAAD Award nominee). Cotter has received the American Academy of Arts Letters, Richard Rodgers Award for musical theater. Other honors include the Ovation Award and the Garland Award. Play synopsis: For a sliver of a shining moment in the fall of 1980, it looked as though a little know congressman from Illinois, John Anderson, might actually have a chance to be a contender for President of the United States. At least that’s what the campaign staff of John Anderson For President believes. In a bare bones campaign office in South Boston, Massachusetts four very different (and slightly lost) people search for answers and hope that their long shot candidate will change their country and their lives.