Grace Hopkins’s Abstract Photography
Grace Hopkins’s evocative abstract photography — she scours the world for just the right color and surface texture — is featured in a show at the Wellfleet Council on Aging at 715 Old King’s Highway, with an artist’s reception on Thursday, Nov. 21, 5-7 p.m. The COA is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the exhibit is on view throughout November.
Harmonious Trio at First Encounter
Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein, and Michael Cicone have been performing together throughout New England since 1981. They sing contemporary and traditional music from the British Isles and North America, a cappella or accompanied by a guitar and hammered dulcimer. And they’ll be joined by special guests Grey Larsen and Richard Knisely on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at First Encounter Coffeehouse, Chapel in the Pines, 220 Samoset Road in Eastham. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Staged Reading of The Open House in Wellfleet
Will Eno’s play The Open House won the 2014 Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award off-Broadway, and now it will have a staged reading at Wellfleet Preservation Hall at 335 Main St. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. John Shuman directs, and Dennis Cunningham, Lynda Sturner, Geof Newton, John Dennis Anderson, and Cynthia Harrington are the performers. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, Live From the Met
Philip Glass’s modern opera about ancient Egypt, Akhnaten, will be screened live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 12:55 p.m. at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6. Karen Kamensek conducts, and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo stars as the titular pharaoh, who ruled in the 1300s B.C. Tickets are $30, seniors $27, and students $12 at what.org.
Present and Future Happenings at the Provincetown Theater
Present: As its end-of-the-year holiday treat, the Provincetown Theater and artistic director David Drake are offering It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, a theatrical version of Frank Capra’s classic Christmas weepie (happy tears!) as performed on radio, adapted by Joe Landry.
The cast (alphabetically) is Laura Cappello, Colin Delaney, Nicholas Dorr, Paul E. Halley, Beau Jackett, Kenneth Lonergan, William Mullin, Racine Oxtoby, Julia Salinger, and Anne Stott.
The show opens on Thursday, Nov. 21, with performances Thursday-Saturday (except Nov. 28) at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Dec. 8 at 238 Bradford St. Tickets are $35 at provincetowntheater.org.
Future: At the theater’s Fall Fête on Saturday at Pilgrim House, Drake announced the theater’s upcoming 2020 season, all Cape premieres. First up, in the spring, is Mae West’s The Drag, a 1927 play that was forced to close before reaching Broadway because of its gay male and cross-dressing subject matter. That’s followed in early summer by Sarah Schulman’s The Lady Hamlet, a backstage story about two theater divas who are both vying to play Hamlet on Broadway in the 1920s. The July-August attraction is Jerker, an emotionally and erotically charged 1986 one-act by Robert Chesley about phone sex and two gay men. After that comes The Cake, by Bekah Brunstetter, involving a Christian conservative baker and a lesbian wedding. And, to wrap the season, Drake is presenting Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten, with major cast announcements coming soon. It’s a promising lineup indeed.