Arts Week

Arts Week for October 19, 2017



  • Turn of the Screw  (WHAT)
  • Dawn Walsh: Day of the Dead Festival

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At the Cape Rep in Brewster, starting in November it’s Boundless, a new play with music that explores how local fishermen navigate the rough waters of politics, science, economics and tradition to survive in today’s world. Created from interviews with Cape Cod fishermen, their families, and the organizations that keep them fishing, Boundless takes us into the heart of their story.

Starting this weekend at the Cape Cod Theatre Company in Harwich, watch for Little Shop of Horrors, a comedy musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. Also at Cape Cod Theatre Company, there will be a benefit reading of Love Letters on Sunday afternoon (10/22) in Chatham to benefit the company’s kids’ theatre education scholarship fund. And the new season has just been announced, with big wins for womens’ voices and local playwrights/composers! Check it all out at

Coming up at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater it’s The Turn of the Screw from October 19th to the 29th: Based on the provocative tale of suspense and horror, this adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. But she is not their first governess. Her predecessor drowned herself when she became pregnant by the sadistic valet, who was himself found dead soon after under mysterious circumstances. Now the new governess has begun to see the specters of those two people haunting the children. But are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own imagination?

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The Provincetown Theater is known for its contemporary and often experimental takes on theater classics. Artistic Director Tristan DiVincenzo and Stage Director James P. Byrne, inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, have collaborated on a world premiere adaptation. The Frankenstein monster has been portrayed in over 100 films and has influenced hundreds of books, graphic novels, and television shows. You can see it through the 30th; times and tickets at

Halloween is coming, and Ptown is ready! Check out for a full lineup , including Spooky Bear events. In particular you might want to check out a ghostly exploration of the UU, hosted by Adam Berry, who’s leading an investigation of one of Provincetown’s most notorious haunts. Some people have witnessed ghostly choirs singing, apparitions of figures walking near the organ, footsteps walking across the pulpit and large shadows darting around the sanctuary. During the last investigation a group of attendees watched a figure appear in the back of the room and strange green light anomalies were witnessed surrounding a few individuals.

Provincetown’s 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Performing Arts Festival is a community event honoring life and death through art. Inspired by Mexican traditions, the Festival includes art workshops, a procession, an ofrenda exhibition, an evening of performing arts and a dance party. Workshops begin in mid-October. The procession, ofrenda exhibition, performing arts event and dance party all take place on November 2. It is especially important to honor the Mexican roots of the Festival in light of the current national climate of xenophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric. Honoring the Festival’s Mexican roots is an opportunity to recognize the enriching contributions of Mexicans and Mexican culture.