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Wellfleet up for $1 mil grant

Money helps to create home, year-round cultural center

SOUTHBURY, Conn. — An anonymous donor has presented a $500,000 challenge grant to the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater in Cape Cod, Mass. The gesture has considerably advanced WHAT’s campaign to build a permanent home and year-round cultural center. If every dollar of the grant is matched, with appreciated securities or pledges of up to three years, WHAT will receive $1 million.

Producing artistic director Jeff Zinn said the company’s plan is to construct a modern venue that will be considerably larger than the nonprofit’s existing 110-seat summer theater at the Wellfleet town pier. The old venue would continue to operate along with the new one, which would host year-round stage productions, film festivals, concerts, lectures and readings.

Founded in 1985, WHAT is presenting the American premiere of English play “Cooking With Elvis” by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”). Its 2001 season is scheduled to close this fall with the premiere of “Horrifying, Absolutely Real, True Disasters” by WHAT co-artistic director Gip Hoppe, whose “Jackie” was seen on Broadway and on the West End.

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