Thursday, June 4, 2015

See Lonely Planet Thru Sunday at Provincetown Theater

We thank the sponsors who have brought this thoughtful, engaging play to PTown

I saw a very good play the other night at the Provincetown Theater, at 238 Bradford Street. Lonely Planet is a thoroughly engrossing story featuring only two actors, John Long and Joe MacDougal, appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Both are wonderful in their parts. 
The play runs only through Sunday, so you'll have to hurry to see it. Performances are tonight through Saturday at 7:30 PM, with a Sunday matinee at 3 PM. Tickets can be had for a mere $15. Here are a few blurbs describing this great evening of theater, taken from the theater's website…

The Provincetown Theater is proud to present ‘Lonely Planet’, a play by Steven Dietz, directed by Francis Kelly, and starring Joe MacDougall* & John Long*.
Lonely Planet tells the story of two friends, Jody and Carl, who use humor and their own sense of absurdity to navigate the turbulent world at the height of the AIDS crisis. Focusing on the lives and friendship of Jody and Carl, ‘Lonely Planet’ manages to capture the essence of an important moment in our history in an understated yet powerful theatrical event.
“Lonely Planet is written with compassion and concern; Dietz has known his unfair share of young people who died well before their time, and his sorrow clearly motivates the play.”
–Chicago Reader
“To describe Lonely Planet as an “AIDS play” is accurate yet incomplete. It is really more of a story about friendship and its importance in a troubling world.”
-DC Theatre Scene
“Sometimes the theatre entertains us. Sometimes it makes us think. Sometimes it can even alter our trajectory a bit. On very rare occasions it can do all three. Such is the case with the stellar production of Lonely Planet, a two-hander by Steven Dietz, which opened tonight at the Provincetown Theater. The stars have aligned for this planet and brought with them remarkable performances, gifted direction, a fantastic set and a beautifully written play
If you live in Provincetown…go! If you are visiting Provincetown…go! If you are on Cape Cod or in Boston or New York plan a trip to see this play. This production could easily be on any Off-Broadway stage or any major regional theatre stage right now for double the ticket price. Don’t miss your chance to see theatre at its best.”–

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