Poor Super Man Debuts in Provincetown
Photo by Melinda Ancillo
Story by Joseph Alexiou
The lovely indian summer we’re having is a great excuse to get away for the weekend. Not that we ever need a good reason to pack up the car and head out to P-Town but the sound of waves and friendly faces are just two of three reasons to make a visit this fall.
The Art House Theater is premiering, for the first time in New England, Poor Super Man, written by Queer as Folk writer/producer Brad Fraser, and directed by OBIE winner David Drake. Actors involved include Naked Boys Singing! player Spencer Keasey (also known as English teacher-turned-porn actor Spencer Quest) and the versatile Darlene Van Alstyne).
The play, about a successful Canadian painter who decides to wait tables in order to jump start his creative juices, was met with controversy at it’s 1994 world premiere in Cincinatti. The blunt language, male nudity, and discussion of transexuality was thought to be too risqué, however after a postponement the play went on to be reviewed as one of TIME magazines top ten plays of the year.
Its New England debut is on October 23rd, Thursdays through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. until November 9th. Additional contact and ticket information can be found at the Provincetown Art House Theater website.
If you’re planning head to Cape Cod to see the play, check out our newly updated Provincetown travel guides for all of the additional information you may need!