Current Season

The Provincetown Theater

Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

Apr 27 - Apr 30, May 05 - May 07, May 12 - May 14 at 7:30 pm
May 01, May 08 at 2:00 pm

DR-FAUSTUS Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor.  Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play.  Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century.  She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends.  She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement.  In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”. The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions.  There are elements of her “language of insistence”.  Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”.  She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program:  “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source:  Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre).  Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies. Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl.  These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”.  The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

The Provincetown Theater Presents

“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

May 18 - May 21, May 26 - May 28, Jun 02 - Jun 04 at 7:30 pm
May 22, May 29, Jun 05 at 2:00 pm

earnest-final One of Wilde’s most beloved works, the play takes a satirical look at Victorian London. Wilde’s madcap farce continues to delight audiences with its eccentric characters and rapid-fire wit, involving plot lines of mistaken identities and lovers’ entanglements. Obie Award winner David Drake directs this INCREDIBLE cast of Provincetown favorites! Anne Stott – Earnest Alexandra Foucard – Algernon Scott Cunningham – Gwedolyn Michael Burke – Cecily Sallie Tighe – Rev. Casuble Bragan Thomas – Miss Prism Connie Tavanis – Merriman Alison Hyder – Lane AND Anthony Jackman – Lady Bracknell  

Adults: $25.00
Seniors: $20.00

Provincetown Theater Playwrights' Lab

2016 Playwrights' Festival

Jun 02 - Jun 04 at 7:00 pm
Jun 05 at 2:00 pm

The Provincetown Theater Playwrights' Lab Presents
2016 Spring Playwrights' Festival: Wind In Our Sails
Festival Performances at WOMR. 
Provincetown Theater Annex at WOMR
494 Commercial St.
Davis Space
Provincetown, MA 02657
The theme of this years Festival is, “The Wind In Our Sails”, all plays center around a sailboat, which can be at sea, at dock, or in a boatyard. The plays chosen are:
Ibis, by Eric Lane Navigare Necesse Est, by Andrea Fleck Cardy Struggles, by Candace Perry Grab the Jib, by Con Chapman A Sleep and a Forgetting, by James McLindon Storm Window, by Wendy Shreve The Birthday Boat, by Michele Markarian How to Sail – A Manual, by Timothy Bosworth
All plays will be presented for each date of the performance.  With a brief intermission.
Tickets at the door are CASH ONLY.

Adults: $15.00
Seniors: $12.00
Children: $12.00

Ambassador Productions

Cabaret Fest 2016

Jun 02 at 9:30 pm

Thursday June 2nd, Open Mic Party I Get A Kick Out Of You' Provincetown's own Bobby Wetherbee on piano! Hosted by Mark-Alan Sponsored by Fr Jeffrey Hamblin, MD Come to the Open Mic Party - Your chance to sing and enjoy two complimentary cocktails, sponsored by Berkshire Mountian Distillers. Mix it in with laughter and a dry martini ...... This is a night to kick up your heels, socialize and meet the stars of CabaretFest 2016. 8:30 Cocktails and snacks in The Provincetown Theater Lobby followed by 9:30pm 11.30 Open mic party Entry by VIP Pass, $20.00 pre-purchased ticket or $25 cash at the door!

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Jun 10 - Jun 12, Jun 17 - Jun 19, Jun 24 - Jun 26, Jul 01 - Jul 03, Jul 08 - Jul 10 at 7:30 pm

THE-MAIDS-web Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. Directed by Jim Byrne. Starring Joe MacDougall, Jody O'Neil, and Sallie Tighe.

Adults: $25.00
Seniors: $20.00

Presented by Peregrine Theatre Ensemble

“The Little Dog Laughed” by Douglas Carter Beane

Jun 20 - Jun 23, Jun 27 - Jun 30, Jul 05 - Jul 07 at 7:30 pm

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“Red, Hot and Blue Cabaret (100 Years of Cole Porter Remixed)”

Jul 16, Jul 23, Jul 30 at 9:00 pm

PTCP’s “Red, Hot and Blue Cabaret” will debut in July. Celebrating 100 years of the 20th century’s greatest popular songwriter, Cole Porter. Porter is well known for his cosmopolitan and clever lyrics and music. He was a prolific writer and composer producing over 800 songs in his lifetime. His stage and movie musicals include “High Society”, “Kiss Me, Kate”, and “Silk Stockings”, to name only a few. This post-show cabaret will take place in the theater’s intimate cocktail bar setting.    

Presented by Peregrine Theatre Ensemble

“The Full Monty” by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek

Jul 18 - Jul 21, Jul 25 - Jul 28, Aug 01 - Aug 04, Aug 08 - Aug 11, Aug 15 - Aug 18 at 7:30 pm

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Co-Produced by Provincetown Theater and Cotuit Center for the Arts

“Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” by Stephen Temperley

Aug 05 - Aug 06, Aug 12 - Aug 13 at 7:30 pm
Aug 07, Aug 14 at 2:00 pm

Tickets coming soon!

Adults: $25.00
Seniors: $20.00

Celebrity Management Presents

Joan Rivers Tribute Show "The Bitch Is Back"

Aug 19 - Aug 21 at 8:00 pm


Starring Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, with special guest Tony Tripoli. In this 90 minute show, “The Bitch is Back,” Tony Tripoli, Joan Rivers head comedy writer, and current Executive Producer of Fashion Police, sets the stage for Joe Posa by sharing some hilarious stories with the late Ms. Rivers and then passes off the show to Ms. Rivers’ friend, Joe Posa, who, to quote Lisa Bacon, Co- Executive Producer of E Network’s Fashion Police, “recreates all of Joan’s movements, mannerisms and especially her humor… in this wildly entertaining” comedic stage performance. VIP Table Seating (includes house cocktail) $54.50 Tier One Seating $39.50 Tier Two Seating $29.50 A $3.50 Ticket Handling fee is added to help support The Provincetown Theater Foundation.

Presented by Peregrine Theatre Ensemble

“Buyer and Cellar” by Jonathan Tolins

Aug 22 - Aug 25, Aug 29 - Sep 01 at 7:30 pm

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Presented by The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival

“Desire Under the Elms” by Eugene O'Neill

Sep 09 - Sep 10, Sep 14, Sep 16 - Sep 17 at 7:30 pm
Sep 11, Sep 18 at 2:00 pm

“Desire Under the Elms” by Eugene O’Neill, from Abrahamse & Meyer Productions Cape Town, South Africa. A critically acclaimed adaptation of the American classic, performed with 3 actors and a multi-racial cast. Co-produced by The Provincetown Tennessee Williams' Festival and Provincetown Theater. Tickets coming soon!

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“The Rocky Horror Show” by Richard O’Brien

Oct 06 - Oct 08, Oct 13 - Oct 15, Oct 20 - Oct 22, Oct 27 - Oct 29, Oct 31, Nov 04 - Nov 05 at 7:30 pm
Oct 09, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 06 at 2:00 pm

Adults: $25.00
Seniors: $20.00

The Provincetown Theater Presents

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

Nov 30 - Dec 03, Dec 08 - Dec 10, Dec 15 - Dec 17, Dec 22 - Dec 23 at 7:30 pm
Dec 04, Dec 11, Dec 18 at 2:00 pm

PTCP will showcase Charles Dickens’ classic work “A Christmas Carol”, during the holiday season, running November through December. Audiences never lose affection for this Yuletide classic, as they follow the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, leading Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of redemption. Scrooge’s transformation from miserable miser to generous soul speaks to all ages.    

Adults: $25.00
Seniors: $20.00
Children: $10.00