Thursday, February 14, 2019

24 HOUR PLAYS: Up all night to write a new play!

Provincetown Theater and the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab will partner to produce the ninth annual edition of “The 24 Hour Plays.” The event, which starts being put together on Friday night,  uses eight playwrights, eight directors and 24 actors to write, rehearse and present – in 24 hours – a night of eight new plays.

The performances will take place at the deadline of 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with an encore at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St. (Tickets: $20; or at the box office).

Participating playwrights will be Stephen Desroches, Brigid Moynihan, John Shuman, Candace Perry, Michael Gaucher, Judith Underwood, Dian Hamilton and Jody O’Neil.

Directing their new works, with 24 area actors as well as crew members, will be Margaret Van Sant, Steven Myerson, Kate Wallace Rogers, Roger Chauvette, Bart Murell, Bob Cohen, Ron Daniels and Fermin Rojas.  Frank Vasello and Nathan Butero are the show's producers.

Members of the Provincetown Playwrights' Lab for the 2019 "24 Hour Plays" are 
(clockwise from left); Frank Vasello, Dian Hamilton, John Shuman, 
Candace Perry, Judith Underwood and Nathan Butera (with Carlo). 
Photo by David Drake.