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Attleboro Community Theatre

Welcome to Attleboro Community Theatre! ACT is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to the city of Attleboro as well as other towns and cities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Live theatre performances help us to understand the human condition, from laughing together during a comedic scene or letting our tears fall as we empathize with a character's turmoil. It's important for all of us to realize the power of theatre and how it can connect us to each other.

ACT has a handicapped-accessible home at the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge in the heart of Attleboro on 71 North Main Street. We thank Attleboro, as well as our patrons from all of the surrounding communities, for their support over the years and invite you to come join us and be a part of Attleboro Community Theatre. All ages are welcome in our theatre family.

We were founded in 1957 by Hilda Freeman for the purpose of bringing theater to the people of the Attleboros. Hilda shared her love of theatre with us for over seventy years, serving as president of the Attleboro Little Theatre (ACT's former entity) as well as directing numerous plays and assisting the organization in all capacities. Her legacy has left a strong foundation for a theatre that strives to be a part of the community as it offers plays in all genres at reasonable cost to our patrons.

To carry out our work, we are fortunate in having a substantial number of patrons who feel the group is doing something of critical value to the community. We are very grateful for their support, and we are always looking for other community minded citizens in the MA/RI area to join in our effort.

Board of Directors 2014-2015

Executive Board:
President - Jeanne Smith
Vice President - Jim Harvey
Treasurer - Mario Carneiro CPA
Recording Secretary - Erica Jewett
Corresponding/Publicity Secretary - Jo-Ann Vaughn

Alex Aponte
Kevin Boisse
Carlos Gutierrez
Doug Greene
Anthony Paola

"Done to Death"

by Fred Carmichael

directed by Jennifer White

Show Dates: Weekends of October 10, 17 and 24, 2014


Five once famous mystery writers are brought together to collaborate on and write a new murder mystery TV series. They include a couple who write sophisticated murders, a young author of the James Bond school, a retired writer of the hard hitting method and an aging queen of the logical murder. Shortly after their arrival the authors find themselves in the middle of an actual mystery, when the host of the show is found dead.

The play is a parody of every mystery plot, hero, and villain created in the past fifty years. It alternates between reality and imagination as the five mystery writers wrestle with the problem of writing a television mystery series. When the real murders start to happen the cast interacts with the audience as they apply their individual methods to solving the murders that are occurring around them.

There are numerous other characters that come and go who may or may not be real and basically serve to keep you guessing. .

The auditions were held and we had a great turnout. This is going to be an excellent cast based on the quality of those who auditioned and the mix of older and newer actors.

The director Jennifer White, Assistant Director Mario Carneiro and Producer Jeanne Smith want to thank all of those who came to the auditions. You all can't get a role, but remember there are three more plays in this season so keep us in mind!

Go to the "Now Playing" tab for the cast announcement! You can also view it on our Facebook page.

For more information visit this page or our Facebook page

Proposal to Direct

Attleboro Community Theatre is seeking directors and play proposals for its 59th Season. Productions are scheduled for December in 2015, and February, May and October in 2016. All submissions must include the name of the play, author, company that has the rights to the production, a budget and time period you would like to have the show.

If your play is chosen, you will be asked to attend the February 2015 ACT Board Meeting to discuss the details. Also the May, 2015 Board Meeting to finalize audition and show dates for the season's calendar as well as attend one regular Board Meeting prior to your show's auditions to discuss needs, concerns, and the policies of directing with Attleboro Community Theatre.

If you're interested in directing a play, please fill out our Proposal to Direct Form by December 31, 2014.

Proposals can be mailed to:

Attleboro Community Theatre
P.O. Box 4096
Attleboro, MA 02703-0101

You can also email us at or via our Contact Us tab and request an emailed form. Remember to submit by December 31, 2014

Special Events

ACT will have a float in the Attleboro 100 Year Celebration Parade!


Saturday September 6, 2014

The Parade starts at 10 AM at Hayward Field and runs to 12:30 PM.

We are STILL looking for volunteers to dress in costume, ride/march with our float and greet the crowd.

Our final two meetings are planned for August 26th & Sept 2nd at 7 pm. at the theater.

The final meeting will be a dress rehearsal meeting and all those in costume will be expected to bring and wear the costume they plan to wear in the parade.

We would like to also go over if you plan to say a few lines when it is your turn to come out from behind the curtain.

For more information you can email us at or the Committee Chairman Anthony Paola at You can also click on the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page.

Please share this event with all your friends!

The parade starts at 10 am and ends at Capron Park at 12:30 pm. Musical performances 1-6:30 pm and childrens events 1-5 pm. Fireworks at 8 pm.

Parade Route


Watch this page and the ACT Facebook page (link is below) for more information and updates on our Special Events

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Location / Directions

  • Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge
  • 71 North Main Street
  • Attleboro, MA 02703-2219
  • Next to YMCA
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Contact Us

  • Attleboro Community Theatre
  • P.O. Box 4096
  • Attleboro, MA 02703-0101
  • Phone: (508) 226-8100
  • Email:
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Membership is open to anyone in the MA/RI area. Membership ($10) entitles you to voting rights at the annual election, emailed show and audition announcements, and the wonderful opportunity to become an active part of our theater family!