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The Cape Playhouse in Dennis: Cape Cod’s historic theatre

April 1st, 2010 by cassels

The Cape Playhouse, in Dennis village, is proud to be America’s oldest professional summer theatre, and celebrates over 80 seasons in a former 19th century Unitarian Meeting House, which was converted into its present form in 1927. Californian actor and playwrite Raymond Moore purchased the building for $200, then moved it to its present location just off the Old King’s Highway in Dennis. He even kept the original pews, which are now used as seats for the audience.What becomes a Legend most?

The fabulous actress Bette Davis actually worked here as an usher before making her professional stage debut on these very boards. Other stars who began their careers at the Playhouse include Gregory Peck, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Helen Hayes, Julie Harris & Jane Fonda. This would explain why it is also known as “The birthplace of the Stars”.watched this week

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