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Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater

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Address: 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA
Phone Number: 508-349-9428
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Founded in 1985, WHAT is the award-winning non-profit theater on Cape Cod...

Founded in 1985, WHAT is the award-winning non-profit theater on Cape Cod that the New York Times says brought "a new vigor for theater on the Cape." and the Boston Globe says "is a jewel in Massachusetts' crown." Boston Magazine named WHAT the Best Theater in 2004 and the Boston Drama Critics Association has twice awarded WHAT it's prestigious Elliot Norton Award

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Great venue! James Ludwig and Ali Ewoldt are true masters of their art, Alyssa H. Chase not so much.

I saw Period of Adjustment here. Michael Unger is a superb director. The set was professional and well-made. James Ludwig and Ali Ewoldt really steal the show. The exception is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw Period of Adjustment here. Michael Unger is a superb director. The set was professional and well-made. James Ludwig and Ali Ewoldt really steal the show. The exception is Alyssa H. Chase, who comes in last in this otherwise set of great actors. She was the weak link, and luckily for the Wellfleet audience, had the least stage time,... More 

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is probably one of the nicest small theaters on Cape Cod for plays and concerts. They have a very comfortable auditorium open year-round indoors, and an outside tent for summer kids shows (currently the Fool of the World and the Flying Ship). They carry many of the Live at the Met productions in the off-season which is great for... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We just saw the play about Billie Holiday, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The actress was incredible, her singing so very Billie, and her storytelling 100% engaging. Three generations went from my family tonight - my in-laws, my husband and I, and our teenagers, and it was an education for us... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great theatre. Great night. Worth going. Make sure you check the calendar before your trip to the cape and get your tickets early. The theatre company is wonderful and it's a great evening!

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Like other Cape Cod towns, Wellfleet has been actively involved in summer theatre production for a number of years under the leadership of WHAT at the Harbor Theatre. The addition of the Julie Harris Stage in 2007 on Route 6 has allowed for an expanded selection of plays and musical performances. This stage with 200+ seating capacity is a well... More 

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Boxford, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Saw Seminar at WHAT last night, featuring Alan Campbell (of Joe Gillis - Sunset Boulevard - Tony nomination fame), supported by a strong, young cast. Saw this biting comedy on Broadway with Alan Rickman as the down on his luck NYC teacher to four very different aspiring writers. This Alan entirely holds his own to that one - both performances... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Been to a bunch of theater venues on Cape Cod, first time here. Very nice building layout and theater. It's relatively new (2007) and is nice from that aspect in comparison to the older theater buildings on Cape. Though you lose that charm. Friendly people and the play was great! Saw "Around The World In Eighty Days" and have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This lovely theater in Wellfleet isn't your average small town theater. Thought provoking drama with excellent actors makes this a real Wellfleet find.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We've seen several show there this season, tickets are always inexpensive to draw an audience, and the performances are MORE than worth it.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

The players , and crew did a wonderful job. We spent the week on the cape and have been visiting for about 20 years. This was our first, but not our last, visit to the playhouse. Very impressed with the production the facility. What a gem W.H.A.T. Is to the cape keep up the great work.

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