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Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams Check Into the Gifford House

September 20, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches If walls could talk… Atop Mill Hill on Carver Street sits the Gifford House, home to the popular Porchside Bar and Club Purgatory as well as the hotel itself. At over 150 years old the Gifford House has seen a lot in Provincetown, so much so that [...]

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A Star Is Born

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Another season of Showgirls has come and gone and as is tradition Ryan Landry has chosen a queen who distinguished herself this past summer with inventive performances, taking risks, and representing the rebellious sprit of Provincetown. The evening of crazy acts and dubious distinctions ended with the crowning of Qya [...]

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How Do I Get to Provincetown?

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A Trip Up and Down the Pink Carpet at RuPaul’s DragCon by Steve Desroches It’s hard to think of anyone who has changed the face of drag more than RuPaul.  While there may be a tendency to take drag queens for granted here in Provincetown, as they’ve been a part [...]

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Ten Blocks in a Ghanaian Market

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by Rebecca M. Alvin The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has brought us numerous productions of Williams’ Camino Real over the years—including both the full 1953 version and its predecessor, the one-act Ten Blocks on the Camino Real written in 1946. Noted for its exceedingly beautiful language, theatrical surrealism, and [...]

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The Ghosts Next Door

September 13, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches With the ongoing show The Hoppers: Edward and Josephine Hopper from the Permanent Collection at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum that features the large, recent acquisition of the two artists’ work, it seemed a “no brainer” to revive Hopper’s Ghosts, says playwright Kevin Rice. First performed [...]

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A Hairy Situation

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Martha Graham Cracker Comes to Provincetown by Steve Desroches Growing up in Virginia one of Dito van Reigersberg’s favorite things to do was watch 9 to 5. He recorded the now classic movie off the television during a broadcast and would watch the VHS tape over and over and over [...]

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A Monumental Life

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Armistead Maupin Reads From His New Memoir by Steve Desroches Legendary writer Armistead Maupin is coming to Provincetown to officiate a wedding. The author of the Tales of the City series will assist in marrying film and television producer and director Alan Poul and Ari Karpel in a Jewish ceremony [...]

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On Our Radar: September 14, 2017

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Ani Difranco’s Babefest Comes to Provincetown Town Hall in October “Where are my sisters? Where are my brothers? Where is my family who takes care of each other?” Ani DiFranco laments in the title track of her latest album Binary. In a year of constant political chaos and the looming 2018 [...]

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A Major Monsoon

September 6, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches There’s a gaggle of people waiting outside the Art House, laughing and talking about the weather, where to get the best lobster roll in Provincetown, and their collective disbelief that summer is coming to a close. But all the while, they keep an eye on the door [...]

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Slay Lady Slay

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by Steve Desroches Lady Rizo can break your heart, bust your gut, and open your eyes all with one song. The comedian chanteuse commands a stage with old Hollywood glamour, rocks a microphone like Janis at Monterey Pop, and conjures up a queer voodoo as the high priestess of camp [...]

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