July at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
Wellfleet, MA – July is filled with dance, film, photography, and of course theater.
July 1 – August: Fantastic Mr. Fox
WHAT for Kids! returns for its 18th year with Fantastic Mr. Fox, July 1 through August 15. Performances are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays (except July 4) in the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Filled with music and hijinks, this WHAT for Kids! production is perfect for the entire family.
July 3-27: Murder for Two
Murder for Two is a musical murder mystery full of invention and humor. Book and lyrics are by Kellen Blair, book and music by Joe Kinosian. Murder for Two runs July 5-27, with performances at 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Two preview performances, July 3 and 4, begin at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is July 5, at 8 p.m.
July 7-August 19: PIE Story Theatre
Free performances of PIE run Sundays at 3 p.m. and Mondays at 7 p.m., July 7 – August 19. Exceptions are July 14 and August 4. To bring theater to more of our communities WHAT has collaborated with Cape non-profit organizations, scheduling a summer of family entertainment. Please visit what.org for additional venues and dates of free PIE performances.
July 13, 6 pm: What’s the Story: a photography exhibit by photographers living on the Lower & Outer Cape
Opening Reception: Saturday July 13, 6-8 p.m
With Chris Cook, John Deignan, John Economos, Joann Eldridge, Marcia Geier, Ric Ide, Michael Karchmer, Susan Karchmer, Bobby Miller, Debbie Owen, Maxine Smith, Ron Snider, and Shann Treadwell. Curated by Michael and Suz Karchmer, WHAT’s company photographers since 2012.
July 14, 6 pm: Dancing Under the Stars
Enjoy dinner and dancing in the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion. Featuring live music from the Abbott/Fried Quintet, performances by the championship dancers from Todos Dance School, and dance lessons to get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor.
July 22, 7:30 pm: Chet’s Last Call (film and Q&A)
Richard (Chet) Rooney created CHET’S LAST CALL, a dive bar in the north end of Boston that Steve Morse of the Boston Globe called “Ground zero of the Boston underground music scene.”
Directed by Dan & Ted Vitale, Chet’s Last Call is an uplifting story of rock and redemption, filled with the music of the bands he loved and the voices of the musicians and people who loved him back. A Q&A with the directors follows the film.
July 28, 11 am: The Wondertwins
presented by the Cape Dance Festival
Celebrating 40 years as dance professionals, Billy and Bobby McClain, aka The Wondertwins, perform with the technical facility of hip hop, the sophistication of Cotton Club glory days, the flash of Rat Pack-era Las Vegas, and elements of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime. The Wondertwins offer a kaleidoscopic view of African-American entertainment traditions. The duo uses high energy street dance as a platform to educate their audiences about the history of hip hop with motivational stories of successes and failures in life and dance.
Free – reservations recommended
July 29, 7 pm: Bite Me (film & party)
A Subversive Romantic Comedy
Film Screening and Vampire Ball
Following the film meet the filmmakers at our very own Vampire Ball, featuring complimentary snacks and beverages. Creative costumes are encouraged!
July 30, 8 pm: Suede in Concert
NY press says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler.
She was Joan Rivers’ opening act. Come see why.
“Voices like hers come along maybe once in a generation.” – NY Times
July 31-August 2, 8 pm: … and then you go on
An Anthology of the works of Samuel Beckett, adapted and performed by Bob Jaffe, directed by Peter Wallace. Actor Bob Jaffe draws from 13 of Beckett’s works spanning 44 years in this “tour de force solo performance piece” (CurtainUp.com) portraying a single composite character who finds hope and connection in the face of despair.
Tickets available at the box office, or online at what.org.
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
508-349-9428 | www.what.org