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60th Anniversary

2023 Mainstage Shows

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Another Medea

Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm,
and Sundays at 2 pm, October 20 – 29

Just in time for Halloween, the Provincetown Theater is bringing back its frighteningly good leading man from their revered 2019 mounting of Sweeney Todd, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Tom Hewitt (Rocky Horror Show, The Lion King, Dracula) in the regional premiere of Aaron Mark’s critically acclaimed one-man thriller, Another Medea.

Set in contemporary times, Another Medea follows the intimate and harrowing journey of Marcus Sharp -- a charismatic and enigmatic New York actor who recounts in gruesome detail how his obsessions with a wealthy doctor named Jason and the myth of Medea lead to horrific, unspeakable events. At once ancient and modern, this provocative mono-thriller is Grand Guignol horror in the sly, spirited style of Spalding Gray.

For the 2023 season ticketholders, Another Medea replaces the previously announced October production of The Gale in this year’s performance schedule. Therefore, season subscribers can redeem their seats for Another Medea by calling the box office at 508.487.7487, ordering online, or by stopping by the Provincetown Theater box office during business hours.

CONTENT WARNING: The play has graphic details of filicide, murder, death, psychosis, and mentions of suicide. If there are any further questions, please email us at operationsprovincetowntheater.org.

What the Constitution Means to Me

Thursday - Sundays November 16 - December 3

Heidi Schreck’s Obie Award-winning play, What the Constitution Means to Me, receives its Cape Cod premiere. Drawn from the playwright’s own lifelong passion for the majesty and mystery of the U.S. Constitution, the play follows the story of how its young author used her intellectual embrace of our country’s mightiest living document to win college scholarships at Constitutional debate contests. In the

process, Schreck unpacks an unexpected personal-is-political journey that’s empowering, haunting, funny, and full of hope.

Tickets not yet on sale.

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Another Medea

2023 Featured Events

Actors Rehearsing

B Plot Reading Series

Wednesdays October 11 at 7 p.m.
November 8 and December 6 at 6 p.m.

The B Plot Reading Series is a free reading series showcasing up-and-coming playwrights that center the experiences of young people. The series is co-sponsored by and presented at The Commons. It is designed to complement the Provincetown Theater’s mainstage season.

 

The B Plot’s mission is to platform pieces that represent the next generation of queer people in their own voice, cultivate conversations about the issues young people are facing and make theater accessible to all in Provincetown by providing free, high-quality theater.  

 

This reading series is free and open to all and will be held at the Main Room at The Commons: 46 Bradford St, Provincetown, MA 02657. No tickets are required.

Oct 11 at 7 PM - Mediocre Heterosexual Sex

by Madison Wetzell 

 

Four hours after her girlfriend dumps her, Erin switches her Tinder setting to men. She quickly meets Aaron, who is straight, conveniently nearby, and treats women with respect (unfortunately for Erin). To translate this deeply ambivalent first hetero experience, Erin seeks the advice of the only straight people she knows, a couple in a Dominant/submissive relationship. A vexed and side-splitting exploration of gender, power, and desire.

Mosquito Slam

The Mosquito Story Slam

Monthly from February - December

The Provincetown Theater partners with the Mosquito Story Slam to celebrate and honor the diversity and commonality of our human experiences through the art and craft of storytelling.


Audience members are invited to directly participate by telling short, personal stories based on a theme. Our curated events feature audience favorites and dynamic special guest storytellers.

 

Monthly through the end of the year, starting from February 2023.

Stay tuned for more upcoming dates.

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Townie Holiday Extravaganza

December 15-17

Annual year-end production with approximately two dozen participants in a celebratory

yuletide variety show.

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Closed Shows

Casa Valentina

CLOSED! Thank you to all who attended!

Back by popular demand is the critically-acclaimed  Casa Valentina, by Harvey Fierstein, the latest provocative and hilarious Broadway play written by the Tony Award-winning icon.

Casa Valentina is Harvey Fierstein's (Kinky Boots, Newsies, La Cage aux Folles) first play in over thirty years.

 

With a premise inspired by the true story of a mid-century sanctuary in the Catskills where men dressed as women, Casa Valentina reveals the crossroads of

gender identity, sexual orientation, and the significance of compassion and community via a

group of strangers whose lives are forever changed during a single weekend at the mountain resort of “Casa Valentina” in the summer of 1962.

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The Fantasticks

Closed. Thanks to all who attended!

The East Coast premiere of a newly re-imagined adaptation of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s landmark musical, The Fantasticks. While retaining the show’s timelessly romantic score (“Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” “I Can See It,” “Try to Remember…”), librettist Tom

Jones has revised his original script of The Fantasticks to find the young lovers Matt and Luisa have become -- Matt and Lewis! Moreover, they aren’t being pushed into each other’s arms by their prankster, gardening fathers, but rather by their prankster, gardening mothers! With fresh twists on all the characters, the summer-long run of The Fantasticks in Provincetown – in an adaptation that debuted in 2022 at the Flint Repertory Theatre in Michigan -- is a musical theater event not to be missed. 

4-Star Solo Show

Closed. Thanks to all who attended!

JUNE BRINGS The 4-Star Solo Show Festival to our stage! This year, our audiences were treated to a wide range of performances from Carol Lempert's acclaimed That Dorothy Parker to James Jackson Jr.'s On Broadway...And More! to the Cape Cod Premiere of Sam Hamashima's Banana, and ending our successful run with Jody Christopherson's mysterious and magical ST KILDA.

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IMPROVincetown

Closed. Thanks to all who attended.

A comedy Improv show led by Katie Pentedemos that runs once a month at The Provincetown Theater. With belly laughs, local talent, and once-in-a-lifetime scenes, it is an event you don't want to miss.

 

Stay tuned for more dates.

24-Hour Play Festival

Closed. Thanks to all who attended.

A co-production with the Provincetown Playwrights Lab, the 2023 production was the 13th annual presentation of this one-weekend event where 6 playwrights, 6 directors, 21 actors create six new 10-minute plays in 24 hours.

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Spring Play Dates

Closed. Thanks to all who attended.

This annual series is sponsored by our Stephen Mindich Literary Project and features four free readings of new plays in the spring. 

 

Free to the public, the Spring Play Dates series brings to our community one-night readings of new plays by both local writers and those from out of town. As selected by artistic director David Drake and co-curator Gary Garrison, the plays are cast and directed by local artists for a one-week rehearsal process involving the playwright. The presentation involves a moderated Q&A with the playwright following the performance.

 

2023 participants include new plays by Sarah Schulman, Racine Oxtoby, Linda Fiorella, and a new

musical by Jon Richardson.

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