Sue Mellen: A History of Theater on Cape Cod

Join us as we welcome Sue Mellen to the virtual "stage" on Thursday, May 13, at 8pm EST!


Theater on the Cape began in 1916 when a group of artists and writers in Provincetown mounted a production of a one-act play, Bound East for Cardiff, by a little-known playwright, Eugene O'Neill. They staged the play in a rickety old theater on a wharf in what was then little more than a sleepy fishing village. From that artists' colony--and others like it across the Cape and Islands--it grew into the constantly expanding theater universe it is today. The theatrical descendants of O'Neill and the Provincetown Players continue to present classical drama, contemporary hits and new, experimental works to audiences that have come to expect the best. In her tour of the theaters from Provincetown to Falmouth, author and entertainment columnist Sue Mellen reveals the rich past behind a unique cultural treasure.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm to 8:45pm

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ISBN: 9781467142878
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Published: History Press - April 26th, 2021