On Presidents’ Day Weekend 2019, the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab is proud to partner with the Provincetown Theater to present The 24 Hour Plays: Provincetown**. Now in its 9th consecutive year on the Outer Cape, where, from conception to curtains, 8 original short plays are written, cast, and staged all within a 24 hour time limit, The 24 Hour Plays: Provincetown will be presented at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 16th and at a special “encore performance” at 2pm on Sunday, February 17th at the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657.
This year, playwrights participating in The 24 Hour Plays: Provincetown include Stephen Desroches, Brigid Moynihan, John Shuman, Candace Perry, Michael Gaucher, Judith Underwood, Dian Hamilton, and Jody O’Neil. Directing their new works will be Margaret Van Sant, Steven Myerson, Kate Wallace Rogers, Roger Chauvette, Bart Murell, Bob Cohen, Ron Daniels, and Fermin Rojas, respectively. And bringing them to life, will be actors Racine Oxtoby, Julia Salinger, Marcy Feller, Rich Trevino, Cindy Harrington, Paul E. Haley, Richard Hawkins, Jeff Tagen, Robert Junker, Jack Walsh, Kim Mitchell, Sam Sewell, Fred Biddle, Dawn Walsh, Heather Hayes, Andrew Gorsuch, John Dennis Anderson, Tamora Israel, Sallie Tighe, Jennifer Stratton, Barbara Burgo, Michael Walczak, Rene Falcolini, and Sandra Paredes. Production stage manager Ellen Rubenstein. Producers Nathan Butera and Frank Vasello.
Tickets to The 24 Hour Plays: Provincetown are $20, and can be purchased online at provincetowntheater.org or in-person at the theater box office. For daily updates, please follow the Provincetown Theater on Facebook and Instagram.
**The 24 Hour Plays: Provincetown is presented under a license from The 24 Hour Plays.
THE PROVINCETOWN PLAYWRIGHTS’ LAB:
Under the umbrella of the Provincetown Community Compact, the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab is a nonprofit organization that nurtures, inspires, and supports the writing of plays through readings, workshops, staged productions, and annual events. Founded in the 1980s, the Lab has long provided regular gatherings where playwrights on Cape Cod and beyond can network with each other and other local artists. In 2010 at the Provincetown theater, the Lab began producing the yearly 24 Hour Plays: Provincetown. In January 2019 the Lab began holding bi-monthly meetings to read and critique plays-in-progress on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 2-5pm at the Provincetown Theater, where all are welcome to attend and participate
THE PROVINCETOWN THEATER:
The Provincetown Theater is owned and managed by the Provincetown Theater Foundation (PTF). A community arts institution, the Provincetown Theater is a 501c3 not-for-profit performing arts center, producing year-round entertainment on the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown, MA, the Birthplace of American Theater. Sponsorship for the 2019 season is due, in large part, to the generous support of Cape Air, WOMR, 102.3 Dunes FM, Hook, Provincetown Magazine, Strangers & Saints, Fanizzi’s, Victor’s, The Mews, Scott Allegretti, DDS, Provincetown Tourism Fund, David Schoolman Trust, and The Palette Fund.