Cotuit Center for the Arts’s 2nd Wednesday Theater will present a staged reading of “Meteor Shower,” a play by comedian Steve Martin on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 PM. The play is presented by WatermelonAlligator Theatre Company and will be performed in the Art Studio. Admission is free.

On the night of a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower, Corky and Norm have invited new acquaintances Gerald and Laura to watch it together at their home. However, Corky and Norm soon discover that Gerald and Laura are not exactly an average couple.

Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs. The couples begin to parry, flirt and share their feelings. Soon preposterousness reigns—no surprise in a Steve Martin play—as Gerald and Laura make life terribly uncomfortable for Norm and Corky while the space-time fabric itself is stretched to its breaking point until a bizarre secret is revealed.

The cast includes actors from WatermelonAlligator’s resident company, including Stephanie Clark, Sean MacIsaac, Garrett Olson, Bob Shire and Jess Wilson, who also directs.

“Meteor Shower” premiered in San Diego in 2016 and opened on Broadway in 2017.

Second Wednesday Theater is a monthly play-reading series of rarely performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts and exciting new works. Admission is free, and wine is available for $5 a glass.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28.

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