In the summer, Provincetown has some of the best theater around. Top notch. Between the Provincetown Theater, Peregrine Theater Ensemble, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, there’s plenty worth watching (and that’s not including Truro or Wellfleet. But come February, most theater doors around here are locked and the voicemail messages may say something about calling back in June. Theater-wise, it’s a bit bleak. But there are some bright spots. Here are a few performances (some live, some not) worth checking out:
Romeo & Juliet at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
Adapted and performed by Psittacus Productions in association with Lincoln Center’s Education Department, this performance features original music and stylized movement in a fresh look at the familiar story. Runs March 25 through April 9. For more information and tickets, click here.
Sea Change Film Series
On March 18 at 7 pm at the WHAT Theater in Wellfleet, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, WCAI, and WHAT present Wild Ways: Corridors of Life, a documentary featuring some of world’s most cutting edge conservation biology work. Following the film, David Paulson of Mass Wildlife will discuss the state’s Linking Landscapes program and efforts to accommodate wildlife, especially around major roadways. He’ll be joined by Bob Wilber, director of Land Conservation for Mass Audubon, the largest owner of private conservation land in Massachusetts. WCAI’s Heather Goldstone will moderate the panel.
Open Mic Nights
Now in it’s 26th (!!) year, the Coffeehouse @ The Mews is an open mic for writers, playwrights, poets, singers, songwriters, comedians, etc. It is every Monday night through May 8, 2017 with host and co-founder, singer songwriter Peter Donnelly. You can also listen live, on Mondays, from 7-9:30pm here.
As part of the Film Art Series at Waters Edge Cinema, the Provincetown Film Society presents screenings every Wednesday, 7p.m. of a wide variety of films ranging from 1931’s Le Million (a French film about the journey of a winning lottery ticket) to Popeye (Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall circa 1980) to Nightcrawler (a 2014 psychothriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal).
This Winter, Sage Inn & Lounge presents the Crone’s Film Series every Friday, 7p.m. Film historian Michelle Crone presents a different film from 1939, a year she describes as “the greatest year in the history of filmmaking.” Films include The Wizard of Oz (March 3), Wuthering Heights (March 10), and Goodbye Mr. Chips (March 24).