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Plays Produced in the Provincetown Playhouse in
1940s Chronological

[not a complete list]




Feb 2: “Many Things” - Evening of One-Act Plays
Produced by Eugene Endrey
Five one-acts presented.  Two titles mentioned in the review:
Smell the Sweet Savor by Harold L. Anderson
and The Gong

March 19-April 24
One Act Variety Theatre
Produced by Eugene Endrey
According to Law by Noel Houston
Directed by Eugene Endrey
The Devil is a Good Man
Directed by Stephen Moore
What D’ You Call it
Directed by Coby Ruskin

April 26-May 12: Short Drama Theatre
Produced by Eugene Endrey
The Last Christmas by Noel Houston
The Earth is Ours by William Kozlenko
Pocket Edition (a revue)

May 14-May 23
Fireworks on the James, a play in three acts by Anton Chekhov, translated from the Russian by John Cournos and adapted by Elizabeth McCormick.
Staged by Donald Wetmore, Presented by Eugene Endrey

May 24
Out of the Darkness, formerly known as “The Bargain,” by Ben Levinson

June 4-9
Mary’s Little Lamb, a play by Artistide d’Angelo
(the author was the producer and director)

June 13: The Light Opera Company starts its new season of Gilbert and Sullivan with Princess Ida

Oct 22 (performed just one night)
Injury Sustained by Ben Levinson (a play in three acts)
Staged and produced by the author

Nov 18
Sarah Simple by A.A. Milne, Staged by Wallace Rooney
(presented by The Hilltop Theatre of Ellicott City, MD)

Dec 3-9: Four One-Act Plays by Helen Gholson Kittredge
Produced by Eugene Endrey
Time to Burn
Reaper  (these two directed by Endrey)
Doing Nicely (these two directed by the playwright)

Dec 14
Hansel and Gretel (presented by Hilltop Theatre (weekend performances, also presented every afternoon from Dec 26 through Jan 1)


Jan 1: concluding performance after 28 days of Hansel and Gretel

Jan 23-mid Feb: I.Q. by Ben Levinson (directed by the author)

Feb 25-27: Grand Opening, a farce by David Dargin (Directed by Harrison Gladstone, produced by Michael Glade)

Feb 28-Mar 16: A Man’s Reach by Irwin Rowan and Martin J. Devon (Produced by Theatre Associates, a newly formed group)

Apr 25: Johnny Johnson by Paul Green, presented without the Kurt Weill score (Presented by Popular Theatre, Directed by Alfred Saxe)

May 19: Sing Before Breakfast, a farce by Peter Levin and Warren Murphy (Produced by Actors' Theatre and directed by Billy M. Green)

May 30: When Differences Disappear, a comedy by Leonard A. Black (Directed by the author, Produced by the author and Edward Hussey)


ThThe Light Opera Theatre Co. present Gilbert and Sullivan comic operasPerformances generally are Thursdays-Sundays. This company held the lease on the Playhouse.

June 18: Iolanthe
June 25: The Mikado
July 2: Opening of Fourth Season: Trial by Jury and The Pirates of Penzance
July 9: Cox and Box and H.M.S. Pinafore
July 16: Iolanthe
July 23: The Mikado
July 30: Cox and Box and H.M.S. Pinafore
August 13: Princess Ida
August 20: Iolanthe
Sept 3: Trial by Jury
Sept 17: Cox and Box and H.M.S. Pinafore
Sept 24: The Sorcerer
Oct 9: Princess Ida
Oct 22: Iolanthe
Nov 5: The Mikado (Light Opera Theatre suspends performances on Nov. 15)

Nov 16-29: Homecoming, a play in three acts by Edward Peyton Harris. (Staged by the author and Augustin Duncan; produced by New Plays, Inc.)

Dec 5-14: Only the Heart a new play in two acts and six scenes by Horton Foote

Dec 15: Light Opera Theatre Co resumes with Patience