The first theatrical offering of the new year at the Provincetown Theater will be Winter Play Dates 2020, a three-month reading series of new full-length American plays. The roster of five new works includes writers from Cape Cod, New York, Boston, Providence, and Los Angeles. The series will begin on Tuesday, January 28, performing select Tuesday nights at 7 PM through March 24, 2020 at the Provincetown Theater (238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657). Admission is free of charge. No reservations necessary; first come, first serve general seating. A cash bar in the lobby, will be open at every performance.
Winter Play Dates 2020 is curated by playwright, author, and former executive director of the Dramatist Guild, Gary Garrison, along with Provincetown Theater artistic director David Drake. This year’s series is sponsored in large part by a grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Winter Play Dates 2020 includes a diverse selection of new full-length plays directed and performed by local artists. Following each reading, the playwright will engage in a talkback with the audience, facilitated by series curators.
January 28th – Sean Abley’s Popcorn Girl
A murder mystery set in a contemporary silent movie theater in Hollywood, inspired by a true story. Directed by Gary Garrison, the cast features Andrew Clemons, Madison Mayer, Eric Oxtoby, Racine Oxtoby, Trevor Pittinger and Fermin Rojas.
February 11th – Steven Myerson’s To the Extreme!
A poetic and political social satire for our times. Directed by David Drake, the cast features John Dennis Anderson, Nicholas Dorr, Tim Famulare, Jarice Hanson, Cindy Harrington, Tamora Israel, Braunwyn Krist Jackett and Trish La Rose.
February 25th – Elizabeth Hemmerdinger’s Squall
A psychological thriller between two women trapped on an island off the coast of Maine. Directed by Gary Garrison, the cast features Vanessa Rose and Anne Stott.
March 17th – A new work by L. M. Feldman
March 24th – Michel Wallerstein’s Chasing Happy
A gay romantic comedy set in Provincetown, MA.