Best of Boston

2004 Best Theater, Cape Cod

Provincetown Theater

Considered influential by everyone from Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill to Richard Gere, and known as nothing less than the birthplace of American drama, Provincetown has given its heady thespian spirit a high-voltage jolt with this new, year-round playhouse. The classic black box setup has flexible seating, state-of-the-art lighting, and a killer sound system so it can accommodate its two resident companies (the Provincetown Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Theatre Company) as easily as its high-profile productions by writers such as Eve Ensler, Douglas Carter Beane, and Terrence McNally.

238 Bradford St., Provincetown, 508-487-9793,