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.