W.H.A.T. Hosts Special Screening of Boston Music Documentary: “Chet’s Last Call”

“Chet’s Last Call” directed by Ted Vitale and Dan Vitale

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is proud to host a special screening of Chet’s Last Call, directed by Ted Vitale and Dan Vitale, on Saturday, October 13 at 7 PM. The evening starts with a live music set by Chandler Travis, and concludes with a Q&A with the directors. Richard (Chet) Rooney created CHET’S LAST CALL, a dive bar in the north end of Boston that Steve Morse of the Boston Globe called “Ground zero of the Boston underground music scene.”

The youngest of all the Boston club owners, Chet loved music in all its forms and loved to give bands their first break. But, Chet did have his demons. Like so many, Chet fell deep into the drug culture that was on the streets of Boston in the 1970s and ‘80s. After closing the bar in the late ‘80s, Chet accepted another call. This one to rid himself of his drug addiction and then go and help others do the same.

Directed by the Vitale brothers, Chet’s Last Call is an uplifting story of rock and redemption, filled with the music of the bands he loved and the voices of the musicians and people who loved him back. Ted Vitale is an actor, director, designer and producer. From 2007-2013 he was the producer at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater where he produced up to 12 shows a year in 3 different venues. As an actor, Ted has been in 5 national tours, performed in Atlantic City, off-Broadway and regionally. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Theater at Cape Cod Community College.

Dan Vitale is frontman of Boston’s Ska Rock band Bim Skala Bim. The band’s infectious “Boston Blue Beat” sound led them to be one of the premier bands kick-starting the Third Wave of Ska in the 1980s.

“Chet’s Last Call”
Saturday, October 13 at 7 pm
Tickets: $12
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
508-349-9428
www.what.org

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is the award-winning theater company that inspired “a new vigor for
theater on the Cape” (New York Times). In honor of the theater’s namesake, Julie Harris, WHAT
continues to be a sounding board for new and bold ideas, presenting “continually adventurous theater”
(Boston Globe), and year-round programming.

About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.



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