The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, begins its WHAT for Kids summer season with The Tale of Ibis. Written and directed by Jody O’Neil, it tells the true story of a young humpback whale who became entangled in Provincetown Harbor in 1984. It opens Monday, July 5th, 7 p.m. and runs through August 12th. Tickets are $12 at what.org, with a portion benefitting the Center for Coastal Studies Entanglement Fund.
Wellfleet’s two major companies, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and the Harbor Stage Company, have announced their plans for the upcoming season. Tickets for WHAT go on sale June 1st at what.org. Harbor Stage is still working out details (see harborstage.org) and is looking for leads on housing.
From June 30th through July 25th, WHAT will present Shipwrecked! An Entertainment by Donald Margulies, directed by Daisy Walker. It’s a true-life tale (blurring fact and fiction) of high seas, exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles, and man-eating octopi. See it Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. on the company’s new outdoor Garden Stage.
Then, from August 11th through September 5th, WHAT is offering Nat Turner in Jerusalem, by Nathan Alan Davis, an account of the slave rebellion led by Turner in antebellum Virginia. It will run Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. on the Garden Stage.
WHAT for Kids! will return July 5th through August 12th to the outdoor Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion with The Tale of Ibis by Jody O’Neil, the true story of an entangled whale in Provincetown Harbor. Two dollars from the sale of each ticket will go to the Center for Coastal Studies Entanglement Fund.
At the Harbor Stage, you’ll be able to catch Stand Up if You’re Here Tonight, a one-man play by John Kolvenbach, in July. The announcement calls it a “celebration of people, presence, and how far we’ve come together,” starring the actor-run company’s artistic director, Robert Kropf.
Then, in August, the company will present Dindin, “an intimate drama about class, civility, and the killer instinct,” by its own Brenda Withers. They’ll be shooting the film version of the play under the direction of Brendan Hughes in June.