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A town of southeast Massachusetts on the tip of Cape Cod. Pilgrims first landed on the site in 1620 before sailing on to Plymouth. The town is a popular resort famed for the Provincetown Players (1915-1929), a theater group that presented many new works by Eugene O'Neill.
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(Placename) a village in SE Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Cod: scene of the first landing place of the Pilgrims (1620) and of the signing of the Mayflower Compact (1620). Pop: 3472 (2003 est)
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(ˈprɒv ɪnsˌtaʊn)

a town at the tip of Cape Cod, in SE Massachusetts: resort. 3536.
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The bulk of them were mainly Gloucester boats, with a scattering from Provincetown, Harwich, Chatham, and some of the Maine ports, but the crews drew from goodness knows where.
For my part, I found everything I'd gone to Provincetown for, and more.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown, Hymnal Book Fund, in Memory of Helen T.
Washington, June 25 (ANI): The decision by a school board in Provincetown, Massachusetts, to provide free condoms to all students in the district without parental notification has caused a huge controversy.
Women writers of the Provincetown players; a collection of short works.
PROVINCETOWN, MASS.: Two more never-before-seen Tennessee Williams oddities are getting professional bows Sept.
However, one of our guilty pleasures is to grab the dog, pack the Jeep, and drive to Provincetown for the weekend, it's never less than five hours each way and often much more than that.
Set almost entirely in Provincetown, with that town becoming al most a character unto itself, Men Who Love Men takes place over the course of one recent summer.
Provincetown Partners With Amtrak and Cape Air for Discounted Fall Travel.
PROVINCETOWN, MA -- The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) announces to date it has raised $3.7 million for its $5 million capital campaign goal and is scheduled to begin the construction of the second phase of the project this month.
Since Wedding Crashers didn't seem to be about gay marriage, and War of the Worlds and The Brothers Grimm seemed redundant, I only went twice to the tiny Provincetown New Art Cinema all summer.
Also included are seven appendices: "The Women of Provincetown" (155-58); "Charter Members of the Provincetown Players, September 1916" (159-60); "Executive Committee Membership" (161-62); "Productions of Plays Written or Cowritten by Women" (163-66); "Provincetown Productions for Which Directing Credit Can Be Reasonably Established" (167-70); "Provincetown Productions for Which Scenic Design Credit Can Be Reasonably Established" (171-74); and "Provincetown Productions for Which Costume Design Credit Can Be Reasonably Established" (175-76).
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