After a 16-month hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce that the Provincetown Theater will joining the legion of theatrical troupes across the country in producing live, in-person productions this summer. And we’re doing so as safely, responsively and surprisingly as we can — with a roster of 3 full-fledged productions in our backyard at 238 Bradford Street in our outdoorPlayhouse in the Parking Lot!
As imagined by our resident scenic design Ellen Rousseau, the Provincetown Theater’s Playhouse in the Parking Lot will be its own magical experience for all who have longed to return to the Provincetown Theater.
Christening this special open-air venue on June 17 thru 19 will be Neptune, a dazzling new one-man play written by and starring Timothy DuWhite (pictured). As penned by this young member of the Emerging Writers Group of New York’s Public Theater, Neptune takes us on a joyous and moving journey of being Black and Gay in America today.
Next up, we’re excited to be producing the Cape Cod premiere of the new romantic comedy The Cakeby Bekah Brunstetter, one of the creators of the NBC hit “This is Us.” Playing Mondays – Thursdays, June 28 thru July 22, The Cake stars P’town’s own Jen Cabral (pictured) as a devout Baptist baker in the Deep South who’s been asked to bake the cake for the wedding of her deceased best friend’s daughter — to another woman. The Cake also stars Vanessa Rose & Jackie Marino-Thomas as the newly engaged couple, and as Della’s loving onstage husband, we’ve lassoed in Ian Leahy (Jen’s loving offstage husband).
Finally, from August 2 thru September 2, our Playhouse in the Parking Lot season is honored to be bringing home the Tennessee Williams classic The Glass Menagerie. As many lovers of Williams may know, it was while living in Provincetown in the summer of 1944 that he finished his first draft of The Glass Menagerie. The following spring the future Pulitzer Prize winner’s family story of love, loss, and letting go debuted on Broadway, and changed the American Theater forever. With our production under the stars this summer, we’ll unleash Williams’ timeless voice into the Outer Cape night from which his masterpiece was born.
Tickets for all three of these productions are now on sale at the link below. In accordance with current state and local guidelines, we are limiting audience capacity for the foreseeable future and as we do anticipate high demand we recommend purchasing tickets as soon as possible.
We remain deeply indebted to our neighbors, collaborators, sponsors, and supporters for staying true to us all throughout this past year when we needed it the most. But now, it’s time for us to stay true to you. And so here’s to a new year of art, community, and wonder here in that magical place that is the Outer Cape.
Last month’s online co-presentation of Athol Fugard’s Victory in collaboration with Capital Classics Theatre Company and Racial Justice Provincetown was such a hit, we’re bringing it back with co-presenters Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) and the Provincetown Film Society on Saturday, March 13 at 7pm.
Again, streaming free-of-charge, this is a live, interactive virtual theater experience!
In our desire to become the change we want to see, we must come together and find the possibilities together. And indeed, the story of this powerful one-act play by South Africa’s most renowned playwright invites a perfect opportunity for developing a dialogue in its examination of the despair of many young Black citizens who see little prospect of a constructive future.
So simply click on the link below and join us on Sat, Mar 13 at 7pm to experience the Capitol Classics Theatre Company’s amazing performers in Athol Fugard’s Victory, and engage in a conversation of the play’s themes and relevance to our world today.
To honor Black History Month, this Sat, Feb 27th at 7pm, we’re very excited to partner with the Capital Classics Theatre Company of Hartford, CT to present – via ZOOM! – their insightful conversation inspired by Athol Fugard’s one-act play, Victory. This powerful play by South Africa’s most renowned playwright examines the despair many young Black citizens feel when seeing little prospect of a constructive future. Set in New South Africa, following the first free election in 1994, Victory features two adolescents discovered while robbing a home. Their discovery leads to a night of dialogue, revealing the hardships of living in apartheid-created poverty.
Moderated by directors Jan Mason and Geoff Sheehan, the audience will discuss the play’s themes and their relevance and resemblance to our world today in between excerpts from the play as performed by artists from the Capital Classics Theatre Company. Completely free-of-charge, please join us on this thrilling new venture with members of the Racial Justice Coalition of Provincetown this Sat, Feb 27 at 7pm on ZOOM at the link below.
This Sunday Feb 28, John Thomas’s Music Without Borders welcomes back the magnificent jazz saxophone player Ken Field to join John for another beautiful 29-minute meditative swirl of world music. Streaming without charge, Music Without Borders kindly welcomes donations. Click on our virtual programming page to see it this Sunday at 7pm:
For the 11th year in a row, we’re partnering up with the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab on President’s Day Weekend to present the annual24 Hour Plays.
On Sat, Feb 13 at 7pm & Sun, Feb 14 at 2pm, watch five 10-minute “zoom” plays that five writers, three directors and 15 actors have created in – yep! — 24 Hours. So, grab your Valentine on the weekend of Feb 13 & 14 — and snuggle up with the most adventurous new works on the web! Head to our Virtual Programming page to watch the presentation and learn more.
In addition to the 24 Hour Plays, John Thomas’ Music Without Borderscontinues this Sunday, Feb 7, with the exquisite gospel singer Mozelle. Click below to learn more or to catch up on the first two episodes.
The Provincetown Theater is proud to present, fresh from his 2019-2020 Fulbright grant in Bulgaria, the renowned Cape Cod pianist and musical director John Thomas in a new virtual musical meditation series entitled Music without Borders.
Debuting Sunday January 24, this weekly exploration into world music begins streaming every Sunday at 7pm through March 7 here on provincetowntheater.org and on our YouTube channel. For a half-hour each week, “Music Without Borders” will engage audiences with the kind of peace, serenity and beauty offered by John Thomas’s astonishing talent at our grand piano on the Provincetown Theater stage. With a special guest or two each week, the music takes us on a boundary-free journey from classical to gospel to original to improvisation to countries near and far.
For more information on Music Without Borders, please visit our Virtual Programming page: