Free Play Reading, “Squall”

A new psychological thriller by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger, featuring August: Osage County stars Vanessa Rose & Anne Stott.

On Tuesday, February 25th at 7pm, our Winter Play Dates New Full-Length Play Reading Series presents Squall, a gripping tale of two women trapped together on a storm-torn island off the coast of Maine.

Directed by Winter Play Dates co-curator Gary Garrison, Squall is a new play written by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger. The reading will be followed by a talkback with the playwright. Free to the Public — thanks in part to a generous grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod — seating is on a first come/first serve basis. Cash bar open throughout the evening. Doors open at 6:30pm.


THE 24 HOUR PLAYS turn 10


Presidents’ Day weekend heralds the return of The 24 Hour Plays. Now in its 10th consecutive year, our 24 Hour Plays will be co-produced by Frank Vasello and Nathan Butera for the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab. The performances on Feb 15 & 16 will feature 7 short plays written (in just 12 hours!) by Lucy Blood, Linda Fiorella, Tamora Israel, Bob Keary, Jody O’Neil, Fermin Rojas and Kate Wallace-Rogers, respectively. Featuring 21 Cape Cod actors to interpret them, these fresh-off-the-desk works will be rehearsed, staged and tech’d (in just 12 hours!) by directors David Drake, Bart J. Murell, Steven Myerson, Megan Nussle, Candace Perry, Judith Underwood and Margaret Van Sant, respectively. A not-to-be-missed Outer Cape community event, tickets for Saturday night’s 7:30pm performance of The 24 Hour Plays – as well as Sunday’s “Encore Matinee” at 2pm on Feb 16 – can be obtained here.

Feb 7-9 Auditions for 2020 Spring Opener, THE DRAG


The historic return of Mae West’s most infamous play


On the weekend of Feb 7th – 9th, at the company’s playhouse at 238 Bradford Street in Provincetown, MA, director David Drake is holding auditions for our 2020 season’s spring opener, the long lost comedy by the American icon Mae West, The Drag. The story of a closeted Park Avenue newlywed and his secret double-life with a band of Greenwich Village “pansies,” The Drag was shut down en route to Broadway in 1927 by the Vice Squad for “corrupting the morals of youths.” We are proud to RE-premiere the Mae West play that never made it to the Great White Way.

SEEKING: 16 non-union actors for speaking roles. (Non-speaking ensemble extras also sought.) Male and Female roles, ages: 20s – 60s. Performed as an old-fashioned melodrama, the wide range of types sought include: romantic ingénues to character thugs to judges, doctors, cab drivers, butlers, and drag queens. All roles open. No costumes necessary at tryouts.

Sides for The Drag available at auditions. A sign-up sheet will be available in the lobby. Auditions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHEN:
Friday, Feb 7th from 6-10pm
Saturday, Feb 8th from 12noon-5pm
Sunday, Feb 9th from 12noon-5pm

More audition details for The Drag can be found here.

“Bite it Live” on Saturday Night!

The buzz is back, as The Mosquito Story Slam lands on our stage for the first of their monthly winter gigs in 2020 on Sat, Feb 8. Sign-up for storytellers at 6:30pm, start slamming at 7pm. Speaking to this month’s theme, up to 10 raconteurs will be chosen to share their experience with a “Leap of Faith”. Lobby bar open all night. Don’t miss out, get your tix here.

2020 Season Announced!

“Early Bird” Season Subscriptions now on sale! At a $50 savings, see all five major productions this year for only $160. Click on today!