World Premiere of The Weight of Water, Directed by David Drake, Begins Oct. 6 | Playbill

News World Premiere of The Weight of Water, Directed by David Drake, Begins Oct. 6
The Provincetown Theater Company presents the world premiere of Myra Slotnick's new drama The Weight of Water. Directed by Obie winner David Drake, performances begin Oct. 6 at the Massachusetts venue.

DIrector David Drake
DIrector David Drake

The cast features New York-based actress Geany Masai, recently seen in A Play About My Dad at 59E59, as well as Jamie Heinlein, Andrew Clemons, Linda Daniels, Jimi Little and Keith Amato.

The Weight of Water, press notes state, tells the story of Pearl Haines, "a 69 year old African-American widow in the St. Bernard Parish of New Orleans who survives Hurricane Katrina by remaining in her home throughout the storm. Visited nine days after the devastation by two rescue workers, Pearl begins to face her predicament: having survived Katrina, can she survive the memories of her past... and the possibilities of her future?"

The design team includes Ellen Rousseau (scenic design), Mike Steers (lighting), Karen Billard (costumes), Sarah Beals (props) and Jeffrey Billard (sound). Roberta Eggart is the production stage manager.

Provincetown Theater is located at 238 Bradford Street in Provincetown, MA. Performances continue through Oct. 16; show time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for students & seniors; call (508) 487-7487 or visit

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