PROVINCETOWN — Concerns about the need to preserve and promote the town’s theater and art history inspired about 30 residents last week to form a new organization: the Heritage Theatre of Provincetown.
Recently elected artistic director Stuard Derrick said creating the theater company was an effort to avoid losing the details of that complicated, century-old legacy as knowledgeable people die or move awayand published reports get facts wrong.
The new group aims to preserve and revive important plays connected to various past theater groups, including producing a world premiere next summer of the never-produced “The Sea Lady,” by Neith Boyce, a founding member of the groundbreaking Provincetown Players. Derrick is working with Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, a Boyce expert and senior English lecturer at Brown University, to bring that canceled-before-Broadway adaptation of an H.G. Wells novel to light.