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Town and Country presents world premiere of drama “Cold Stun”

Town & Country Players’ barn theater is being transformed into one of the 31 historic beachfront Days’ Cottages on Cape Cod in preparation for the May 31 world premiere of the drama, “Cold Stun.”

“Cold Stun,” written by former Provincetown, Mass., resident and current Bucks County resident, Rob Rosiello, was inspired by his experience rescuing “cold stunned” sea turtles on Cape Cod.

Each year sea turtles migrate long distances from their feeding grounds in the north to their southern nesting sites. For some unknown reason sometimes young turtles do not start the trip on time and as the water temperatures dip, their body functions decline and they end up being washed up on shore barely alive.

Rosiello uses the sea turtle rescues as the backdrop and as a metaphor for his story about Randall Cook, a middle-aged man dealing with his impending divorce, his overbearing ever-present mother who has something to say about everything and his constant memory of his father who disappeared at sea.

“Cold Stun” previously received stage readings in New York City and Town and Country Players.

Rob Rosiello is a theater and film professor at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell.

Directed by Sarah LeClair, the production at Town and Country Players on Route 263 in Buckingham runs weekends from May 31 to June 15. Tickets, can be ordered at or 800-838-3006.