October 11 – 28
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 7:00 PM
Sundays @ 2:00 PM
Tickets $35 – Buy Now
*Senior (65+) & Student discounts available at Box Office
Directed by Leigh Fondakowski / Play by Moisés Kaufman & the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
ABOUT THE PLAY:
A modern American classic, The Laramie Project tells the story of the people of Laramie, Wyoming and how the brutal murder of the gay college student Matthew Shepard impacted and changed their lives and their community forever. Culled from over 200 interviews with local residents by members of The Tectonic Theater Project, the play creates and witnesses a world, authentic to its time and place. Our 20th Anniversary production, is directed by one of the original creators, Leigh Fondakowski, head writer of this award winning play.
WHO’S WHO IN THE LARAMIE PROJECT:
The Provincetown Theater production of The Laramie Project will be performed by (in alphabetical order): John Dennis Anderson, Andrew Clemons, Paul E. Halley, Tamora Israel, Fermin Rojas, Julia Salinger, Sam Sewell, Tom Sharp, Myra Slotnick, and Anne Stott. Production Stage Manager is Eric Oxtoby. Creative team includes Scenic Design by Ellen Rousseau, Costume Design by Carol Sherry, and Sound Design by Sam Sewell.
NOTE FROM LEIGH FONDAKOWSKI:
“The Laramie Project was such a pivotal and formative part of my artistic life,” Fondakowski says, “and the play has continued to shape my thinking and my work. Having grown up in Western Massachusetts, I would come here in summertime,” she continues, “totally closeted, but looking around and knowing this was my place—just to know that, that there was a gay place I could go to one day when I was out of the closet finally and free, made all the difference in my young life. I wanted to do something to honor Matthew and the special place this play has in my heart. I love this play and want to share it with this community, which I also love. Matthew was too young when he died to ever make it to Provincetown for carnival or a romantic weekend with his boyfriend. I like to imagine him here, at the tea dance or walking the town, being free, being gay, being safe, and being with his people, with his friends. I like to imagine all of us here in this place as his community, as his friends, and he, ours. Our Matthew.”
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL
September 27 – 30
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Some Information About The Plays Being Performed At The Provincetown Theater:
TALISMAN ROSES by Tennessee Williams, World Premiere
Tennessee Williams imagines flowers might restore a crushed soul in this unpublished one-act, performed for the first time under the direction of distinguished actress and director Marsha Mason, and featuring Tony and Emmy-winning actor Amanda Plummer.
Directed by Marsha Mason
Featuring Amanda Plummer
With short plays by
Charlene A. Donaghy
THE COLLECTIVE NY
SOME PROBLEMS FOR THE MOOSE LODGE by Tennessee Williams
Williams’ satirical wit is on full display in the haunted home of a flailing Mississippi family, where Gothic comedy is shadowed by hysteria — and hysterical laughter.
Directed by Rory Pelsue
THE COLLECTIVE NY
July 16 – August 30
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays @ 7:30 PM
Tickets $40 – Buy Now
Directed by David Drake / Play by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion! is the story of friendship, loyalty, lust and love between an intergenerational group of gay men who gather over the course of one summer in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse in Duchess County, New York. By turns hilarious, sexy, and deeply moving, indeed their journey allows each man to claim a deeper depth of love, valour, and compassion for themselves, for one another, and for the unknown road ahead.
Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Obie, and New York Drama Critics’ Circle awards for Best Play, Love! Valour! Compassion! is for mature audiences only.
The production includes adult situations, frank language, and full-frontal nudity.
Starring (in alphabetical order): Mark Boucher, Scott Cunningham, *David Drake, *Peter Gregus, Justin D. Quackenbush, Adam Ross, and Tommy Walsh.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd @ 7:30 PM
Tickets $40 – Buy Now
Directed by Adam Miller
Cape Cod’s largest dance festival will deliver seven diverse companies totaling 20 dancers, presented by Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in partnership with The Provincetown Theater.
The Provincetown Theater is thrilled to partner with the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in producing this year’s annual Provincetown Dance Festival.
Now in its 13th season, the festival will include seven companies, totaling some 20 dancers of various and eclectic styles and disciplines for two performances only.
DIVERSITY. The 2018 line-up includes seven dance companies or solo artists who celebrate the broad landscape of today’s national dance scene. Performances will include classical Indian, tap, ballet, hip-hop and contemporary.
“This year is special in many ways. I am very excited that we will be introducing five artists in Provincetown for the first time,” said festival Artistic Director, Adam Miller.
New at this year’s festival are artists representing the leading edge in contemporary dance. These includes three works by some of today’s next generation of contemporary dance creators, including a duet by Gisela Creus and Danielle Davidson, a work by Pavement Dance, and a work by the dynamic solo artist, Dion Pratt. Returning this year is audience favorite CaseClosed!, a youth oriented dance troupe Directed by Sokeo Ros — who mentors and collaborates to realize works that fuse his Cambodian cultural roots with hip-hop and contemporary dance. Also on board is the new dance company, City Ballet Boston, who will perform as part of its introduction to the New England dance community. Orlando Hernandes, a dazzling tap artist from Providence, RI joins the festival for the first time this year, too. And also debuting this year will be the classical Indian artist from Boston, Mouli Pal. Along with being a supremely accomplished classical artist, Pal performs works with a unique contemporary perspective on the great legacy of classical Indian dance.
IN HONOR. This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of Samuel A. Miller, who for many decades was one of New England’s most influential forces in dance. Among his many accomplishments, Miller served as Director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Executive Director of both the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He founded the National Dance Project and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. Miller spent some of nearly every summer on the Outer Cape. His vision, commitment, and influence have enriched our community for many years, and will spirit us into the future for many, many more to come.
June 5 – June 27
Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 OR $40 Festival Pass to see all 4 shows!
A celebration of diversity, the 4-Star Solo Show Festival at the Provincetown Theater will feature four star-turn performances that (variously) include outrageous comic characters, Broadway belting, bilingual jokes, disco dancing, a countertenor aria, a real life behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a gay porn star, and a guest appearance from “Scream Along with…” Billy Hough.
LIZA LOTT in Liza Sings the Blues – June 5 & 6
The Provincetown sensation kicks off the 4-Star Solo Show Festival with a joyous evening of bawdy jokes, sensational singing, and a look to out glamour Lady Gaga. In her only solo outing this season, don’t miss a beloved performer whom the Boson Globe rightly heralds “A knockout!”
MIGGUEL ANGGELO in Welcome to La Misa, Baby! – June 12 & 13
This Venezuelan-born performer whips up a John Leguizamo-esque tornado via a multitude of characters looking for a wild night at a gay, latin nightclub. Outrageous costumes, a plethora of jokes, it’s a tour de force which also includes Anggelo’s soaring countertenor vocals that New York Magazine calls, “A Must-See!”
NORA BURNS in David’s Friend – June 19 & 20
The hilarious veteran comedienne of Unitard and the Nellie Olesons unwinds a startlingly personal tale of her coming-of-age in the discos and after-hour clubs of Boston and New York City, led by her daring and dazzling BFF, David. A New York Times Critic’s Pick, Charles Isherwood hails it, “A feisty and funny one-woman show!”
CHRIS HARDER in Porn to be a Star – June 26 & 27
From a North Dakota farm boy to a gay porn superstar, Chris Harder (his real name) gallops through a gallery of goofball characters in this whackadoo world – often wearing nothing but a smile (For adults only, contains nudity). As Out Magazine proclaims, “Harder turns go-go into theater, and boylesque into a must-see event.”
May 17 – June 2
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 PM Sundays @ 2 PM
Saturday June 2 @ 2 PM & 7 PM
Tickets $25 – Buy Now
Directed by David Drake / Play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
Since its Broadway debut in 1936, Kaufman & Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning You Can’t Take It with You has become one of the most popular and produced plays in American history. A true classic, this hilarious screwball comedy unfurls under the bohemian roof of Grandpa Vanderhof’s creatively eccentric family – hopping with writers, painters, ballet dancers, xylophone players, caged snakes, a Russian duchess who lives to bake blintzes, and a basement full of firecrackers. When love blooms between Grandpa Vanderhof’s pretty granddaughter and the handsome son of an uptight, conservative Wall Street banker, the collision of their two worlds explodes into laughter!
A show for the whole family… (Including pet snakes).
Starring (in alphabetical order): John Dennis Anderson, Christopher Brooke, Michael Burke, Laura Cappello, Tim Famulare, Paul E. Halley, Dian Hamilton, Beau Jackett, *Jane Macdonald, Lisa-Marie Nowakowski, Tim Richmond, Fermín Rojas, Julia Salinger, Glenn Starner-Tate, James H. Swindler, Sallie Tighe, and Dawn Walsh.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association