Yukio Mishima’s Phantasmagoric Love Story The Lady Aoi

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Provincetown Theater September 12th thru 22th

On Thursday, September 12th the acclaimed South African theater artists Fred Abrahamse & Marcel Meyer return to our stage in their hauntingly erotic interpretation of the timeless love story The Lady Aoi – for 8 performances only! As Outer Cape audiences may know, this dynamic duo has been creating fresh approaches to classics in the annual Tennessee Williams Theater Festival for quite a few years – and 2019 will be no exception. In a creative co-producing partnership with TWTF (a first for Provincetown Theater! ) we are hosting Abrahamse & Meyer for the entire month of September, so that they may delve deeper into this year’s festival theme, ‘Tennessee Williams and Yukio Mishima’. Making theatrical magic out of the East-Meets-West world, Mishima’s The Lady Aoi is the first step on this path that also includes their production of the Night of the Iguana, September 26-29.

New Tiered Ticket Pricing – Choose ticket that works best for you!

• Premium Seating – reserved front row, no need to rush dinner

• General Admission – choose any non-reserved seat for best viewing

• Senior (65) / Student – discounted ticket to enjoy great theater


Yukio Mishima’s Mysterious Love Story The Lady Aoi Opens Sept 12th!

The South African company of Abrahamse and Meyer perform their acclaimed Noh play September 12-22

In a co-production with the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, we are proud to bring the world-renowned South African theater artists Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer back to the Provincetown Theater stage with their 2014 TWTF “sleeper hit,” The Lady Aoi for a very limited run of only 8 performances! 

About the Play: In The Lady Aoi, an apparition haunts a hospitalized woman while a mysterious nurse looks on. As body and spirit mix, violent thoughts turn erotic, and a deeper window opens onto a time of fierce beauty and lost love.

About the Production: Under Abrahamse’s direction, The Lady Aoi stars Justin Chevalier and co-creator Marcel Meyer, who employ a dazzling assortment of puppets, masks, and costumes in Yukio Mishima’s modern take on a classic 15th-century Noh play. 

About the Performances: Running Sept 12th thru 22nd, The Lady Aoi performs Thursdays thru Saturdays at 7pm, with Sunday matinees at 2pm, at the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street in Provincetown, MA.

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About the Artists: Abrahamse and Meyer Productions previously produced Hamlet and Sweet Bird of Youth in 2017 at the Tennessee Williams Festival, as well as Desire Under the Elms in 2016, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore and The Day on Which a Man Dies in 2015, The Lady Aoi in 2014, and Kingdom of Earth in 2013.


Paula Vogel to Receive Provincetown American Playwright Award!

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What? Second Annual Provincetown American Playwright Award Dinner

When? August 3rd from 6 pm to 9:30 pm

Where? Baxter’s Landing, 471 Commercial Street, home of Ken Fulk and Kurt Wootton

All proceeds to support world-class theater in Provincetown!

Tickets: $500

Co-Hosted by: Gabby Hanna and Marcy Feller, Alix Ritchie and Marty Davis, Jeanne Leszczynski and Diane DiCarlo, Cathy Lewis and Angela Bonazinga, Rick McCarthy and Franc Castro, David Wilson and Rob Compton, Jeff Peters, and Fermin Rojas and Jay Kubesch