Common Classic Theatre Company (CCTC), so named because we wish to serve the common good, is a professional 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre organization founded and incorporated in Pennsylvania in 2005. CCTC is dedicated to the principle that theatre is a vital component of a civil society. Our mission is to present theatrical works with universal themes that bear witness to the rich variety and commonality of human experience, and to enhance the appreciation of theatre as a humanizing art form.
CCTC is a theatre company of passionate and seasoned artists dedicated to serving the needs of a popular audience by telling essential stories about the collective Human experience…a company dedicated to illuminating classic stories in a clear, uncluttered and visceral manner.
Each July since 2005, we have brought a professional production of a classic play to the parks and other outdoor venues in the 5-County area of Philadelphia. CCTC maintains a flexible “production” for this outdoor program. Our modest technical needs allow us to perform in a variety of venues from parking lot to green meadow to a full-fledged amphitheatre. Though our needs are modest, our artistic quality is not. Our professional actors and designers are among the very best in the Philadelphia area.We have performed in Richboro, West Chester, West Goshen, Kennett Square, West Pikeland, Brookhaven, Lansdowne, Lower Gwynedd, Lansdale, Abington, and East Falls, Roxborough and Center City Philadelphia
The goal of this program is to merge artistic excellence with financial and geographic accessibility. We do this by bringing professionally performed theatre, essentially, to the back yards of our communities; to the parks and outdoor public and private spaces available for communal gathering.
We believe this program fills a unique and necessary niche in the Delaware Valley and it is a step to building an audience for the future, an awareness of public spaces, and an avenue for our citizens to actively engage in the health of their own community.
Three great plays that lead us into the themes of the Summer! FREE to our audience. Held the first Wednesday of March, April and May
Location this year:
The Trestel Inn
11th and Callowhill in Philadelphia