Adapted by Michael O'Neill from Short Plays Originally Produced by the Provincetown Players
SEVEN AROUND THE SQUARE is a revisionist look at the work of the Provincetown Players through adaptations of short plays by the group's most celebrated authors. The playwright, Michael O'Neill, started developing this project while he was the Eugene O'Neill Foundation's Visiting Artist-in-Residence at Tao House, California.
New York City readings of SEVEN AROUND THE SQUARE have taken place in November 2013 at the Players' Theater and in July 2012 at the Producers' Club.
Theater companies dedicated to bringing worthwhile but neglected plays to the stage, this one is for you! And, theaters interested in the short form will find SEVEN AROUND THE SQUARE to be just what you and your audiences are seeking.
SEVEN AROUND THE SQUARE reflects the myriad of theater styles the Provincetown Players presented to audiences in the years just before World War I. Similarly, artists captured Washington Square during those years in different styles:
Edward Shinn, "Washington Square Park" 
William Glackens, "Washington Square, Winter" 
Guy Carleton Wiggins, "It's About Time: 01/12/15"
SEVEN AROUND THE SQUARE is ready for production and full of performance possibilities. Michael O'Neill again thanks everyone who has contributed to the process of creating a richly textured and challenging ensemble piece! Thank you!