Performance History


Christmas Show!

One night only!
Saturday, December 22 at 7pm

It's the most wonderful night of the year...

Oh what fun it is! Join us for a spectacular celebration of the Holiday Season featuring the world premiere of seven Holiday-themed one-act plays, live music, dance, comedy, hot chocolate, and FREE homemade Christmas Cookies! It just doesn't get any Christmasier than this.


All seats just $15!

That includes our intermission party with hot cocoa and a huge variety of savory and sweet homemade Christmas Cookies!

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All performances take place at ...


777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365


On Golden Pond *

By Ernest Thompson

Directed by Barbara Berge


Saturday, March 2nd at 2pm
Monday, March 4th at 6pm

Newport Performing Arts Center


Available Roles:
Norman Thayer, Jr. (Male)
Ethel Thayer (Female)
Charlie Martin (Male)
Bill Ray (Male)
Billy Ray (Male)
Chelsea Thayer Wayne (Female)


Please check back for more information.


In reference to our audition notices:
Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns.


* Rights Pending



Our Annual Holiday Spectacular


Tickets for our productions may be purchased
at the box office of the Newport Performing
Arts Center ...


BY PHONE:     (541) 265-ARTS




IN PERSON:    777 W. Olive Street, Newport


Saturday, December 22nd 2018 at 7:00pm
Alice Silverman Theatre

A special One-Night-Only Holiday Event
Hosted by The Tequila Mockingbirds

It's the most wonderful night of the year... 

Join us for a spectacular celebration of the Holiday Season!


Oh what fun it is! Live music, dance, comedy, Holiday-themed plays, sing-alongs, special guests, hot chocolate, and FREE homemade Christmas Cookies. It just doesn't get any Christmasier than this. Come celebrate with us!


The Violet Hour

March 1 - 17, 2019
Studio Theatre

By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Cody Larsen

In the spring of 1919, a fledgling publisher struggles to decide which work to choose as his imprint's first title. His difficult decision - whether to publish his lover's memoir or the novel written by his best friend - is further complicated by the arrival of a mysterious machine - a machine that produces pages predicting the future of the play's protagonists, affecting their lives and relationships in haunting and unexpected ways.



Joshua Lawrence, Karlia Bertness, Jessica Moll, Nikki Atkins, Jon Lawrence.






On Golden Pond *

July 19 - August 4, 2019
Alice Silverman Theatre

By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Barbara Berge


Norman Thayer and his devoted, decade-younger wife, Ethel, have returned - as they always do - to the familiar tranquility of their summer home on Golden Pond in Maine. But when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son in tow, their solitude is interrupted. Heartwarming and humorous, On Golden Pond won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations.


Saturday, March 2, 2019 (2:00pm)

Monday, March 4, 2019 (6:00pm)


* Rights Pending



And coming soon...


Doubt *
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Bonnie Ross


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Adapted from the work of Lewis Carroll
Directed & Choreographed by Darcy Hogan

Musical Direction by Milo Graamans


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time *
By Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Directed by Joshua Lawrence


* Rights Pending


We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers
available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. 

Playwrights Welcome was developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers and, by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists. Playwrights who wish to receive a complimentary ticket to one of our productions, through the Playwrights Welcome program, may request one at the box office on the day of the performance. Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket, and tickets are subject to availability.


Red Octopus Theatre Company, a Non-Profit Organization, has been bringing the very best in comedy,
drama,classics, musicals, and original theatre to the beautiful Oregon Coast for nearly forty years.
"Red Octopus Theatre Company is well known for edgy scripts, superior sets, technical expertise
and the highest caliber of actors on the Central Oregon Coast."
- Oregon Coast Today

In 1978, four actors from San Francisco headed North. They landed in Newport, Oregon, joined forces with local actors, and the rest is history ... with the group constantly expanding over the years to include hundreds of talented artists. Past performances were held in a variety of locations in Lincoln County: from local barns, to the Visitor Center of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and even the former Naterlin Center (now Newport’s City Hall). Our current home is in the Newport Performing Arts Center, built in Nye Beach in 1988

Ron Miller, Duffy Lederman, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer, Joshua Lawrence, Milo Graamans.


Hosted by The Tequila Mockingbirds

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