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Captain Jack's Wharf, formerly a fish pier
Captain Jack's Wharf, first home of the Playwrights' Theater

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The Experimental Playwrights' Theater Opened
November 3, 1916

Eugene O'Neill worked as a gold prospector in Honduras and as a seaman on a tramp steamer before he discovered success as a playwright. He was 28 years old when he joined a group of young artists vacationing at the seaside resort of Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Together they turned a building on Captain Jack's Wharf into a stage. Calling themselves the Provincetown Players, and their stage, the Playwrights' Theater, the group wrote and performed their own plays. The Players received good reviews, and when the summer season closed they felt ready for New York.

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