Cotton's Tale

2021 Women Playwrights Series: In-person & Live Streaming

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30 pm.

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Pauline David-Sax

Not your grandmother's Beatrix Potter! A delightful laugh-out-loud tale pitting whimsy against the persistence of one resolute rabbit in her quest to tell her real story. What really happened in the carrot patch that day?

In-person admission by donation.

Advance reservations require a $5.00 minimum donation.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions seating is limited.

Advance reservations recommended.


In addition to the in-person live performance Centenary Stage Company's Women Playwrights Series events will be live streamed during the presentation.


Written by Pauline David-Sax

Directed by Margo Whitcomb

COTTONTAIL                                                Lea Antolini-Lid

FLOPSY                                                               Ana Sofia Colón

MRS. RABBIT                                              Gloria Lamoureux

MISS POTTER                                                    Becky Engborg

SQUIRREL NUTKIN/MAN                        Eddie Aldridge

NARRATOR                                                            Kayla Chirip

WPS Program Director

Catherine Rust

Stage Manager

Benjamin Weaver

Assistant Stage Managers

Gabriel Landes

Clair Finegan

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Pauline David - Sax

is a playwright, children's book author and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. She has written several, full-length plays including:  How We Survived, Exposure, Illusion of Control, Goldfish Have No Memory, and Cotton's Tale. David-Sax's primary interest as a writer is in (re)constructing missing or neglected perspectives in order to tell more complex stories. Her play How We Survived was awarded the 2020 Jane Chambers Prize and was selected for the 2020 Players Club of Swarthmore New Play Festival and it was also named a finalist for the 2019 HRC Showcase Theatre National Playwriting Contest. Another of her plays, Exposure was a finalist for the 2018 Todd McNerney Playwriting Award. David-Sax's work has been read and performed at Occupy the Stage (Women's Theatre Festival), Nora Salon South & The Nora Salon (Nora's Playhouse), The Bechdel Group, Tuesdays@9 (Naked Angels), and the Detention Series (ESPA/Primary Stages). Her picture book Everything In Its Place is due to be published by Random House in Spring 2022. David-Sax is a member of the Dramatists Guild, SCBWI and Honor Roll!, an advocacy group of women+ playwrights over 40.