Chris Castellani "Leading Men" & Matthew Lopez "The Inheritance Play" Literary Salon and dinner

East End Books Ptown is thrilled to present: Chris Castellani "Leading Men" & Matthew Lopez "The Inheritance Play" Literary Salon and dinner Sunday June 13th at Strngers & Saints(5-8pm). Jeff Peters is very happy to Chair this very special event - a fundraiser for The Provincetown International Film Festival. Don't miss the HOT CAN'T MISS Event of the Summer! Join Chris Castellani, Michael Lopez & special guests John Waters, Julia Glass & more!

We have some Very Limited tickets available to a Literary Salon & Dinner with Award-winning Author Christopher Castellani "Leading Men" & Award-winning Playwright Matthew Lopez "The Inheritance Play"

I am happy to announce that Matthew Lopez “The Inheritance Play” will join Chris for the Literary Salon!  Matthew is writing the screenplay of “Leading Men.”  Purchase Tickets Here:

 This private event will be held Sunday June 13th 5-8pm at Strangers & Saints. Strangers & Saints (

We have the entire outside back area and gardens of Strangers. This includes the new covered area with a roof and no walls. There will be great food & libations served at our special event.

 Again, thanks for supporting the Provincetown Film Society & Festival. I look forward to seeing you in June! Very Limited additional tickets can be purchased for $350 each. 


Leadin Men - See below to buy the book

“Make yourself an Aperol Spritz (or an entire pitcher) and find a comfortable chair because you’re going to spend the afternoon reading Leading Men by Christopher Castellani. Tennessee Williams was a genius — charming, brilliant, and powerful — but he was hell to live with and even harder to love, a challenge even for the man who loved him best, Frank Merlo. Castellani’s fourth novel brings to life not only their fraught relationship, but also the gritty glamour of their time. It’s a rich and gorgeous party whose guests include Truman Capote, Luchino Visconti, and you. Fortunately, you have that Aperol Spritz. Salut!”

The Inheritance Play : See below to buy the book

Hi: This is my brief review of The Inheritance. Love the Play! - Jeff , Bookseller @ East End Books Ptown

This is a brilliant Play! I saw Part I & II in London at the Noel Coward Theatre in November 2018 and on Broadway November 2019.  Remarkable acting from a cast that moves you to tears, laughter, reflection, and back to tears! Read this Play Script as soon as possible!

Matthew Lopez has written a brilliant play that made me feel recognized & valued as a gay man, and part of not only a great LGBTQ family but also a larger community of straight allies and friends.
It also takes a look at those we’ve lost and the way they remain in our hearts. A brilliant theatrical performance! It was difficult to sleep the night I saw Part I & II - it’s so much to think about.


I loved the traces of Howard’s End interspersed throughout the Play and E.M. Forster appearing among the cast of Characters, as they’re trying to “speak their truth.” This is one of those Plays you’ll be re-reading.

The Inheritance has so much to say and I was thrilled by the talk, display and pure love of books and literature that you see throughout this Play! The renewed call to fight for what’s great about our Country as we face some of our darkest times - made me freshly enthused and ready to
Fight to defend our rights.


And what a powerful look at the many people we lost to AIDS and the beautiful remembrance of the people and trails that were blazed, along with the links between generations of gay men from the past to the present - all tied together to the responsibilities we have to one another - as a community at large. There’s so much to think about and reflect on. This is one of those performances that you want to get on a plane and fly “across the pond” to see!


Event date: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
Leading Men: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525559078
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2020

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The Inheritance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780571362264
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Faber & Faber - March 3rd, 2020

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