The Playwright of Peaked Hill Bars
Eugene O’Neill in Provincetown
May 20 through November 30, 2005
Curated by Leona Rust Egan and Jeffory Morris
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) presents the exhibition The Playwright of Peaked Hill Bars, showcasing the relationship between the early life and work of Eugene O’Neill while living in the town of Provincetown, Massachusetts from 1916 to 1924.
The Town’s residents, events and stories encountered by O’Neill, while living both in town and at his home on the dunes at the old Peaked Hill Lifesaving Station, aided his development as America’s most influential playwright.
Through more than 70 items, including photographs, historical documents and artifacts, the exhibition will address how O’Neill nurtured his creative voice living in this outermost fishing village and art colony at the end of Cape Cod.
Items and images for the exhibit are from O’Neill archives and museums including The Sheaffer-O’Neill Collection at Connecticut College, the Truro Historical Society, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
|Eugene O’Neill, his son, Shane, and his wife, Agnes Boulton, at their home at Peaked Hill Bars, circa 1922.||Eugene O’Neill and his wife, Agnes Boulton, at their home at Peaked Hill Bars|