2016 Season

Never Dark Performances

 

SUNDAY, JULY 17 AT 7:30pm | FREE Staged reading of a new play

CRIB

By Gino DiIorio Directed by Summer L. Williams An African American professor finds herself in the middle of a plagiarism scandal. CRIB engages questions of race, scholarship, and mental illness. Tracy is an African American Professor in the midst of a tenure fight. Rajon is a star basketball player, negotiating the challenges of freshman year and his court prowess. When Rajon is accused of plagiarism and faced with expulsion, Coach Pari comes to his rescue, reminding Tracy that the school is run on athletic money, not on anything she hopes to achieve in the classroom.  In turn, Tracy finds herself in the middle of an unwanted battle between academics and athletics.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 19 AT 7:30 PM | $20

FALLING FOR EMILY DICKINSON

Created and performed by Jay O’Callahan Enter the mysterious and passionate world of this seemingly quiet and demure poet with Jay O’Callahan. “My story, Falling for Emily Dickinson, tells of being drawn into her work, life and times. Dickinson was a great poet who struggled with her emotions and yet ‘found ecstasy in living’. In my story I explore my own creative process, and how Dickinson challenges my perspective on art and on life.”

 

SUNDAY, JULY 24 AT 7:30 PM | FREE staged reading of a new play

FEAR UP HARSH

Written by Christopher Demos-Brown Directed by Tom Bloom An Iraq War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient’s perfect life begins to unravel when a former comrade-in-arms comes to call in a play that shines a light on the corrupting effect of awards and commendations. FEAR UP HARSH premiered at Zoetic Stage in Miami in 2014 and received a 2014 Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 26 AT 7:30 PM | $20

A THOUSAND DOORWAYS

Created and performed by Diane Edgecomb A chance encounter with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest of danger and discovery to bring back their ancient legends. This is the true account of one woman’s journey through the remote mountains of Turkish-Kurdistan in search of the last Kurdish storytellers and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories with her.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 7:30 PM | $20

THE PIZZICATO EFFECT

Created and performed by Brendan Hughes Deploying diagrams, theories and preposterous arcana, Brendan Hughes delivers comic, ontological mini-lectures drawn from the darkest corners of Wikipedia, from Euclid’s drug-induced perfect rectangle to Plato’s penchant for name-dropping, from Julius Caesar’s IT department to Pope Gregory XIII’s time warping proclivities, Miles Davis’s unplayed notes to Wolfgang A. Mozart’s delicious command of restraint… all in a valiant attempt to double-click on the Universe. (click here to read Broadway World article: “Two Capes”)

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 7:30 PM | FREE staged reading of a new play

OCTOBER ETERNAL

Written by Kyle Bradstreet Directed by Robert Walsh “Absurd. All of this, so beautifully absurd…” A peaceful forest of red maple trees. A bottomless barrel of whiskey. A storage trunk stocked full of memories. For the two unnamed characters in Bradstreet’s latest play, what more could they possibly ask- other than escape from this seemingly perfect eternity…and each other.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 7:30 PM | FREE Workshop performance of a new play

ARMY B.R.A.T.

Written and Performed by Robin Galloway Directed by Eliza Baldi Army B.R.A.T. examines the funny, poignant, and unexpected stories of Robin Galloway and her life on the move as a 4th generation US Army B.R.A.T. It explores the privilege, cost and weight of family legacy, and her life-long desire to achieve a state of “home” – a journey of one woman questioning her destiny.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 AT 7:30 PM | FREE Staged reading of a new play

STRING AROUND MY FINGER

By Brenda Withers Intermittently heartbreaking and hilarious, String Around My Finger opens with a young woman and her fiancée coping with her miscarriage on the eve of their wedding. Insurance is questionable and finances are tough; how will they pay for the hospital? Should they cancel the wedding in order to reclaim the deposits? Also on hand are his somewhat overbearing sister and the physician’s assistant who attempts to bring sanity and balance to a situation that threatens to spin out of control. From the award winning actress and author of Matt And Ben. (click here to read Broadway World article: “Two Capes”)

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 7:30 PM | FREE Staged reading of a new play

FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH

Written by Jim Frangione Directed by Jeff Zinn Flight of the Monarch is the story of two middle-aged siblings, Sheila and Thomas, born, raised, and still living in a small fishing town on the New England coast. This darkly comic play explores how siblings’ lives are intertwined, what we owe to the people who know and love us best and, how family members’ needs and desires may push the boundaries of what we are expected to do for others. Update: Flight of the Monarch will receive a full production in its World Premiere as part of the Gloucester Stage 2017 season.

 

SUNDAY, September 18 AT 7:30 PM | FREE Staged reading of a new play

THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY

Written and Directed by Israel Horovitz

Love in the time of terrorism is the theme of Israel Horovitz’s newest play THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, which follows three couples during 72 hours, before and after a rock concert in Paris. THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY is the final play in Horovitz’s Paris trilogy, which also includes his internationally-acclaimed MY OLD LADY, and this year’s off-Broadway hit OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES, which starred Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey and played to packed houses at NYC’s legendary Cherry Lane Theatre.

 

2015 Season

Love Letters Benefit Performance

web_LoveLettersBenefit_borderSunday, November 1, 2015

Love Letters

By A.R. Gurney

Starring Joel Colodner and Lindsay Crouse

You are invited to join us for a one-night only Benefit Performance of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters at Gloucester Stage with acclaimed stars Lindsay Crouse* and Joel Colodner*. All proceeds benefit the theatre.

The Arthur Miller Centennial

Saturday, October 17 October 17 at 7:30pm

The Arthur Miller Centennial

Conceived by Allison Benko and Jenna Worden

Featured Dennis Staroselsky, Sheriden Thomas, Kate Paulsen

About the Performance

A live performance case study of Arthur Miller’s works in celebration of his 100th birthday. The Arthur Miller Centennial will be a multimedia performance featuring recorded interviews with Miller himself as well as scenes from some of his well-known works including The Crucible, Death of a Salesmen, and After the Fall.

Welcome Party March 2015

2014 Season

“My Old Lady” Benefit Screening

September 15, 2014 | My Old Lady (Film Synopsis) | A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter. The movie features an all-star cast with Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas. My Old Lady is the written and directed by renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz, founding artistic director of the Gloucester Stage Company.

Many thanks to the Event Sponsors and Event Donors who joined GSC Founding Artistic Director Israel Horovitz for an advance screening of his feature film My Old Lady at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester! The evening was a sell-out with all proceeds benefiting Gloucester Stage Company. Gloucester Stage Company thanks our partners at Cape Ann Community Cinema for their support in organizing this special evening. Thanks also to Willow Rest for the marvelous food and to Cape Ann TV for taping our red-carpet arrival interviews!

Red Carpet Arrival Interviews
See the My Old Lady Red-Carpet Arrival Interviews at Cape Ann TV! Heidi Dallin interviews special guests, including Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk, State Senator Bruce Tarr, and Israel Horovitz.

Play Reading Series

August 4, 2014 | Gloucester Blue by Israel Horovitz
Featuring Therese Plaehn, Francisco Solorzano, Lewis Wheeler and Robert Walsh.
An adult dark comedy about house painters and paint…sex, violence, murder and sex. The latest of Horovitz’s Gloucester-based plays.

August 11, 2014 | Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
Featuring Broadway veterans and GSC favorites Sandra Shipley and Paul O’Brien.
Mrs. Kitty Warren has worked hard to provide for her daughter, but when Vivie learns the truth about her mother’s profession, the stage is set for a battle royal between mother and daughter about love, sex, money and morality. It’s Shaw at his wicked best.

August 25, 2014 | Pitched by Jon Busch
Featuring Elliot Norton Award-Winners Anne Gottlieb and Robert Pemberton.
This brand new work by Marblehead playwright Jon Busch, is like George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession meets “Mad Men” as a  young advertising copywriter sets out on a career in an industry she abhors.

2013 Season

Play Reading Series

July 29, 2013 | The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash

September 9, 2013 | Honor Thy Mother by Kyle Bradstreet

September 16, 2013 | Bach Schweitzer by Robert Boulrice

Special Event

May 17–19 | Share the Music under the direction of Wendy Betts | Singin’ The Fifties

2013 Season Reviews!

Driving Miss Daisy

The Boston Globe – “…revelatory performances that draw us completely into the heart of this ‘family.'”
BroadwayWorld – DRIVING MISS DAISY in a Deluxe Vehicle
Edge Boston – “…a pitch-perfect cast, under Benny Sato Ambush’s superb direction”
The Cape Ann Beacon – “sparkles with humorous and clever dialog while touching the heart with poignant and beautifully acted scenes”
On Boston Stages – “…an event not to be missed…a wonderful, warm way to end GSC’s 34th season.”
Good Morning Gloucester – “Whether you’re 10 or 100, seeing Driving Miss Daisy at Gloucester Stage will be a transformative experience for you.”
Mark Sardella – “a funny, moving ride”

This is Our Youth

The Boston Globe – “…raw and unsettling production directed by Lewis D. Wheeler”
BroadwayWorld.com – “played out with precision, high energy, and raw emotion”
The Cape Ann Beacon – “…a humorous and engaging play”
The Daily Item – “Moves as fast as a New York minute…”
ArtsFuse – “A superb staging…A perceptive vision of American Muddle”
Mark Sardella – “…compelling, passionate, and funny…”
Edge Boston – “the cast is exceptional throughout”
Events Insider – “…the acting performances are uniformly terrific.”
The Ipswich Chronicle – “…this production is well worth the audience’s investment”
The Boston Globe – “Kenneth Lonergan returns to This Is Our Youth

North Shore Fish

The Boston Globe – “…raw energy that delivers a visceral jolt.”
BroadwayWorld – “Prize Catch: North Shore Fish at Gloucester Stage Company”
WBUR – “A play that speaks eloquently about things, then and now”
On Boston Stages – “Revived ‘NORTH SHORE FISH’ Still Packs Punch”
The Cape Ann Beacon – “…wonderfully written…excellent cast and first-rate direction”
Whit Rhino Blog Report – “Under the skillful direction of Robert Walsh, the cast is superb…”
North Shore Art Throb – “We’re all fish people”
Gloucester Times – “Tale of 2 Fisheries…”
Cape Ann Beacon – “‘North Shore Fish’portrays hard life on Gloucester waterfront”
The Boston Globe – Pick of the Day
Gloucester Daily Times – “Rough-edged and racy, Horovitz play returns to roots”
The Boston Globe – “comedic drama ‘North Shore Fish opens at the Gloucester Stage Company”

Spring Awakening

BroadwayWorld.com – “Intimate SPRING AWAKENING at Gloucester Stage Company”
On Boston Stages – ” a very strong production….”Spring Awakening” will haunt you long after you’ve seen it.”
The Boston Globe – “Teenage angst set to music in ‘Spring'”
Jules Becker’s Quick Takes – “The young actors and actresses at Gloucester Stage-individually as well as in combination and total ensemble- are so persuasive that this critic wishes that he could mention all of them…Expect that kind of exquisite epiphany from Gloucester Stage Company’s soaring ‘Spring Awakening.'”
Event Insider – “Gloucester Stage Company Delivers Powerful ‘Spring Awakening’ (4.5 stars)”
BroadwayWorld.com – “Intimate SPRING AWAKENING at Gloucester Stage Company”
Cape Ann Beacon -“A haunting production of ‘Spring Awakening’ at Gloucester Stage”
WBUR – “The cast is excellent… the singing and musicianship are all on target, and Engel’s direction is snappy and polished.”
The White Rhino Report – “Awakening To The Artistry At The Gloucester Stage Company”
Boston Arts Review – “Righteous AWAKENING”

2014 IRNE Award Nominations and Winners

2014 IRNE Award Winners
Best Production of a Musical for Spring Awakening

Eric C. Engel, Best Director of a Musical for Spring Awakening

Lindsay Crouse, Best Actress in a Play for Driving Miss Daisy

Johnny Lee Davenport, Best Actor in a Play for Driving Miss Daisy

2014 IRNE Award Nominations
Jodi Leigh Allen, Best Choreography for Spring Awakening

Best Ensemble, Spring Awakening

Lindsy Crouse, Best Actress in a Play for Driving Miss Daisy

Aimee Doherty, Best Actress in a Play for North Shore Fish

Johnny Lee Davenport, Best Actor in a Play for Driving Miss Daisy

Amelia Broome, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Spring Awakening

Ross Mumford, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Spring Awakening

Melody Madarasz, Best Actress in a Musical for Spring Awakening

Phil Taylor, Best Actor in a Musical for Spring Awakening

Catherine Stornetta, Best Music Director for Spring Awakening

Eric C. Engel, Best Director of a Musical for Spring Awakening

Benny Sato Ambush, Best Director of a Play for Driving Miss Daisy

Robert Walsh, Best Director of a Play for North Shore Fish

Best Musical for Spring Awakening

Best Play for Driving Miss Daisy

2012 Season

Play Reading Series

July 17 | Tyger by Donald Cohen

July 30–31 | Miss Price (revisited) by John Kuntz

August 20 | A Fine Bright Day Today by Philip Goulding

Special Event

June 2–4 | Lee Merriweather stars in The Women of Spoon River, Their Voices from the Hill adapted by Lee Merriweather with Jim Hesselman

2013 IRNE Award Nominations and Winners

2013 IRNE Award Special Citation
GSC was awarded a special Ensemble citation for all 3 plays in The Norman Conquest Trilogy

2013 IRNE Award Winners
Benny Sato Ambush, Best Director (Midsize Theater) for Master Harold…and the Boys

Best Play (Midsize Theater) for Master Harold…and the Boys

2013 IRNE Award Nominations
Best Ensemble, Master Harold…and the Boys

Johnny Lee Davenport, Best Actor in a Drama for Master Harold…and the Boys

Melody Madarasz, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for Crimes of the Heart

Best Puppet Appearance for Carnival

Russ Swift, Best Lighting Design for Master Harold…and the Boys

2011 Season

Play Reading Series

August 1 | I Met a Lady by Richard Vetere

August 15 | Animal Out of Paper by Rajiv Joseph

September 11 | Three Weeks After Paradise by Israel Horovitz (New England Premiere)

2012 IRNE Award Nominations

Best Ensemble, Living Together

Jennie Israel, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for Living Together

Kerry A. Dowling, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for The Most Happy Fella

Timothy John Smith, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for The Most Happy Fella

Jennifer Ellis, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for The Most Happy Fella

Drew Pulver, Best Actor in a Musical for The Most Happy Fella

Michael V. Joseph, Best Music Director for The Most Happy Fella

Eric C. Engel, Best Director of a Musical for The Most Happy Fella

Best Musical, The Most Happy Fella

Best Play (Midsize Theater), Living Together

2010 Season

Play Reading Series

July 20 | The Farm by Walter McGough

August 3 | Home Sweet Homeland by Joanna Rush

August 24 | Three Sisters From Queens by Richard Vetere

Special Event

August 17 |Four Shorts written and directed by Israel Horovitz: Just The Way You Are; Inconsolable; The Vote in Orange; What Strong Fences Make

2011 IRNE Award Nominations

Best New Play (Small theater), Tender

Best Ensemble, Table Manners

Steven Barkhimer, Best Actor in a Drama for Table Manners

Richard Mawe, Best Actor in a Drama for Trying

Eric C. Engel, Best Director for Table Manners

2009 Season

Special Event

July 12–13 | The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, directed by Eric C. Engel, starring Nancy E. Carroll | a revival of last season’s Lyric Stage Company production

August 16–17 | Asking for It written and performed by Former Rockette Joanna Rush, directed by Tony Award nominee Lynn Taylor-Corbett

July 28 | Celebrating the Guitar II back by popular demand, Q&A about guitar making with Ken Parker, followed by a solo concert by John Hart

2010 IRNE Award Nominations and Winners

2010 IRNE Award Winner
Best New Play for Sins of the Mother

2010 IRNE Award Nominations
Best Ensemble for Sins of the Mother

Anne Gottlieb, Best Actress in a Play for The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Karen McDonald, Best Actress in a Play for Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Robert Walsh, Best Actor in a Play for Sins of the Mother

2008 Season

Play Reading Series

July 22 | The Threshing Floor by James Baldwin, directed by Scott Edmiston

July 27 | Sow and Weep by Nitzan Halperin, directed by Judy Braha

August 17 | The Hotel Plays written and directed by Israel Horovitz

September 7 | His Mother’s Voice  by Frederick Kimball, directed by David Wheeler

Special Event

July 29 | Celebrate the Guitar an evening with guitar maker Ken Parker | followed by a concert by Paul Asbell

2009 IRNE Award Nominations

Melissa Beroni, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for Doubt

Nancy E. Carroll, Best Actress in a Drama for Doubt

Jacqui Parker, Best Actress in a Drama for Going to St. Ives

2007 Season

2006 Season

Special Event

Women on Fire by Irene O’Garden, featuring Judith Ivey

Play Readings

All My Sons by Arthur Miller, directed by Eric C. Engel, featuring Robert Klein

The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Eric C. Engel, featuring Jill Clayburgh

2005 Season

Special Event

Plum Pudding by Paula Plum, acclaimed actress, reprises her tour de force compilation of characters | winner of the Elliot Norton Award

2006 Elliot Norton Award Recipient

Sandra Shipley, Outstanding Actress (Midsized Company) for Long Day’s Journey into Night

Seasons 1980–2004

2004 Season

June 9–27 Marry Me a Little songs by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, directed by Paul Daigneault, musical director Jeffery Goldberg, choreographer Corinna Tiabucco

June 30–July 18 Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by David Zoffoli

July 21–August 8 Compromise by Isreal Horovitz, directed by Michael Morris

August 11–29 Spinning into Butter by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Eric C. Engel

September 1–19 The Loman Family Picnic by Donald Marguiles, original music composed by David Shine, directed by Daniel Gidron, musical instruction: John Hicks, movement coach: Corinna Tiabucco

2003 Season

June25–July13 Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and living in Paris productuion conception, English lyrics and additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, music by Jacques Brel, directed by Scott Edmiston, musical direction by Todd Gordon

July16–August 3 Proof by David Auburn, directed by Jason Southerland

August 6–24 Off Season: a Duet by Israel Horovitz and Terrance McNally| World Premiere: two one act plays

Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones, directed by Zoya Kachadurian

Collected Sories by Donald Margulies, diected by Eric C. Engel

2004 Elliot Norton award recipients
Outstanding Production (Small Company) for Collected Stories
Leigh Barrett, Outstanding Actress (Small Company) for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and living in Paris

2002 Season

June 5–23 The Weir by Conor McPherson, directed by Michael Morris

June 26–July 14 Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weil a Musical Voyage, lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weil, directed by Nancy Curran Willis, musical direction by Tim Evans

July 17–August 4 Speaking Well of the Dead by Israel Horovitz and The Crazy Girl by frank Pugliese, directed by Davide Wheeler, featuring Jill Clayburgh and Lily Rabe | World Premiere

August 7–25 The Subject Was Roses by Frank Gilroy, directed by Eric C. Engel

August 28–September 8 The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza, directed by Isabel Ramos

September 11–22 | Boston Theatre Works’ production of The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman, directed by Nancy Curran Willis and Jason Southerland | New England Premiere

2001 Season

June 6–24 Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel, directed by Mort Kaplan

June 27–July 1 Filler Up conceived by and starring Deb Filler, directed by Lowry Marshall | American Premiere

July 4-15 Dew Point by Neena Beber, directed by Simon Hammerstein | World Premiere

July 18–August 5 Art by Yasmina Reza, directed by David Wheeler

August 8–26 50 Years of Caddying by Israel Horovitz, diected by Simon Hammerstein | World premiere

August 29–September 16 Midnight Sun by Maja Ardal, directed by Jason Southerland | American Premiere

Special Sundays

July 8 James Dean | World Premiere screening of Israel Horovitz’s film, directed by Mark Rydell

July 15 Soccer Moms film legend, Jill Clayburgh stars in World Premiere reading of Catherine Clarke’s comedy

August 12 Phone Tag and The Chips are Down staged reading of 2 of Israel Horovitz’s plays, starring NYC Comedy troup and the R.E.A.L. Theatre

September 2 Zuleika Dobson, reading of Max Behboms’s comic novel

September 9 reading of Ultra Light by Mike Gorman

2000 Season

April 27–May 5 Always Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley, directed by Nakies Constantinou

May 24–June 4 First Love by Richard Vetere, directed by Simon Hammerstein and Matthew Putnam | New England Premiere

June 78–16 Cruel and Barbarous Treatment: Stage Adaptations of Stories by John Cheever and Mary McCarthy, directed by Matthew Putnam

June 21–July 9 Urban Cowboy: The New Musical Book by Aaron Latham and Phillip Oesterman, music and lyrics by various artists, directed by Phillip Oesterman, musical direction by Jon Rosen, choreographer: Melinda Roy and Robert Rovston | World Premiere

July 12–23 Pipe | World Premiere Musical story by John Grenier and Marc Gwinn, book/lyrics by John Grenier, diected by Mark Gwinn, music direction by Elender Meinecke | World Premiere

July 26–August 13 Jump/Cut by Neena Beber, directed by Simon Hammerstein | World Premiere

August 16–September 3 promises.com by Israel Horowitz, directed by Joel Bishoff | World Premiere

1999 Season

July 7–25 Park Your Car in Harvard Yard by Israel Horovitz, directed by Michael Allosso

July 28–August 15 Fighting Over Beverly by Israel Horovitz, directed by Michael Allosso

August 18–September 5 Fast Hands by Israel Horovitz, starring Israel Horovitz, directed by Paul Dervis | World Premiere

August 8–September 26 Strong Man’s Weak Child by Israel Horovitz, directed by Paul Dervis

1998 Season

Two one act plays by Israel Horovitz: Free Gift directed by Paul Dervis; Stations of the Cross directed by Paul Dervis and Israel Horovitz

July 29–August 16 Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber, directed by Michael Allosso

June 21–22 Sugar Plum a new musical by Barry Wyner, based on a play by Israel Horovitz | World Premiere

Fascinating Rhythm a celebrabiton of the music of George and Ira Gershwin, directed by Ian McColl

Henry Lumper by Israel Horovitz

A Midsummer Nights’s Dream by William Shakespeare

1999 Elliot Norton Award Recipients

Outstanding Production (Small Resident Company) for Dealer’s Choice

Ronald Hunter, Outstanding actor (Small Company) for Dealer’s Choice

1997 Season

May 1997 Tell Them by Jay O’Callahan, directed by Richard McElvain

June 11–July 6 Tapestry, the music of Carole King a Musical Revue

July 9–27 Emma by Jane Austen, adapted by Michael Fry | American Premiere

July 30–August 17 Faith Healer by Brian Friel, directed by James Christy

August 20–September 14 One Under by Israel Horovitz | World Premiere

Special Events

Spackling by Underground Railway Theatre

Pathways by Margaret Beal | New England Premiere

Waving from the Shore by Celeste Miller, dance piece | World Premiere

Between the Heartbeats (The Nurses Project) by Celeste Miller, a dance piece

1998 Elliot Norton Award Recipient

Outstanding production (Small Resident Company) for Faith Healer

1996 Season

Lebensraum by Israel Horovitz, directed by Richard McElvain | World Premiere

My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz | World Premiere

1995 Season

May 10–June 4 The Marriage Fool by Richard Vetere | New England Premiere

Barking Sharks by Israel Horovitz, directed by Michael Allosso, featuring Joey McIntyre of The New Kids on the Block

1994 Season

May 25–June 19 The Price by Arthur Miller

June 22–July 17 The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Longergan | World Premiere

July 20–August 14 A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neil

August 17–September 25 Unexpected Tenderness by Israel Horovitz | World Premiere

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley by Charles Dickens, adapted by Israel Horovitz

1993 Season

June 2–27 A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

June 30-July 25 Two by Jim Cartwright | American Premiere

July 28–August 22 The Last Yankee by Arthur Miller | New England Premiere

August 25–September 26 Fighting Over Beverly by Israel Horovitz | World Premiere

1994 Ellot Norton Award Recipient

Sandra Shipley, Outstanding actress for Two

1992 Season

May 8–24 Go On, Punch Me in the Stomach conceived written and directed by Deb Filler

May 27–June 7 99.9% True Stories by Alicia Quintaro and Tony Toledo

June 3–6 Adult Children of … Parents by Judith Black

June 12–July 5 I’m Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner, directed by Paula Plum

July 10–August 2 The Caretaker by Harold Pinter, directed by Patrick Swanson

August 7–September 6 North Shore Fish by Israel Horovitz, directed by Robert Walsh and Greg Johson

1991 Season

June 21–July 14 The Primary English Class by Israel Horovitz, directed by Robert Walsh

Jay O’Callahan Stories by Jay O’Callahan

A Streetcar Name Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Sidney Montz

Talking Heads by Alan Bennett, directed by Patrick Swanson

The Fantasticks music by Harvey Schmidt book and lyrics by Tom Jones, directed by Andrea Southwick

1990 Season

January 10–28 Billy Bishop Goes to War by John Grey and Eric Peterson, directed by Edward Berkeley, narrator/pianist Bruce Ward

February 16–March 4 Tracers a collaborative effort based on the personal stories from the Vietnam war by: John DiFusco, Vincent Caristi, Richard Chaves, Dennis DiGregorio, Eric E. Emerson, Rick Gallavan, Melvin Marston, Harry Stephens, and Sheldon Lettich; directed by Grey Johnson.

Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson

June 29–July 8 Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, directed by Patrick Swanson

July13–August 12 Hard Times by Charles Dickens, adapted by Stephen Jeffreys, directed by Grey Cattell Jihnson

August 17–September 30 Strong Man Man’s Weak Child written and directed by israel Horovitz, starring Dou Yesso star of Frank’s Place and My Two Dads | World Premiere

October 14–28 Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell, a stage reading starring Tina Packer and Paula Plum in alternating performances | New England Premiere

Special Event

7 consecutive Sundays starting July 1 Endwords a one man “concert” from the writing of Samuel Beckett, directed for its off-Broadway triumph at Irish Rep, starring Chris O’Neill

1989 Season

March 17–April2 Coming Home to Someplace New a trilogy of stories written and performed by Jay O’Callahan

May 5–June 18 The Chopin Playoffs by Israel Horovitz, directed by Richard McElvain

June 23–July 9 Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Roger Curtis

July 14– August 6 The Widow’s Blind Date written and directed by Israel Horovitz

September 1–24 Better Days by Richard Dresser, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | World Premiere

September 29–October 22 Away by Michael Gow, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | New England Premiere

1990 Elliot Norton Award Recipient

Dossy Peabody, Outstanding actress for Widow’s Blind Date

1988 Season

May 13–June 12 A Rosen by Any Other Name by Israel Horovitz, directed by Richard McElvain | New England Premiere

June 17–July 17 The Club by David Williamson, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | New England Premiere

July 22–August 21 Wenceslas Square by Larry Shue, directed by Richard McElvain

August 31–October 9 Henry Lumper by Israel Horovitz, directed by grey Cattell Johnson

October 14–November 6 Travelling North by David Williamson, directed by Roger Curtis | New England Premiere

December 26–31 Our Town by Thornton Wilder a Gloucester Stage Company Project, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson

Sunday Play Reading Series

March 6 Judevine by David Budbill, directed by Dick Heller

March 13 The Removalists by David Williamson, directed by Roger Curtis

March 20 The Complete Guide to Idol Cooking, or, Jane Goodall Won’t Eat My Salmon created and performed by Kathleen Patrick, directed by Richard McElvain

March 27 Away by Michael Gow, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson

April 10 A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Richard McElvain

April 17 2 Short Plays: Twister and Split Decision by Kevin Heelan, directed by Richard McElvain

1987 Season

May 13–June 14 American Beef by Elizabeth Diggs, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | World Premiere

June 18–July 12 Semper Fi by Michael Brady | World Premiere

July 17–August 16 Year of the Duck by Israel Horowitz, directed by Geoffrey Sherman

August 20–September 13 Benefactors by Michael Frayn, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | New England Premiere
September 18–October 8 Road by Jim Cartwright, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | American Premiere

October 31–December 6 Today, I am a Fountain Pen by Israel Horovitz, directed by Richard McElvain

1986 Season

North Shore Fish by Israel Horovitz, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson, featuring TV personality Ted Reinstein | World Premiere

May 8–June 8 Park Your Car in Harvard Yard by Israel Horovitz, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | World Premiere

June 27–July 20 Hard Times by Charles Dickens, adapted by Stephen Jeffreys, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | American Premiere

July 25–August 17 Friends by Lee Kalcheim, directed by Tom Bloom

August 21–31 Line written and directed by Israel Horovitz, performed by it’s current cast from NYC’s 13th Street Theatre

1985 Season

July 9–21 Isn’t it Romantic by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson

July 23–August4 American Buffalo by David Mamet, directed by Tom Bloom

August 6–18 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, directed by Richard E. Hughes

August 20–September 8 Henry Lumper by Israel Horovitz, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | World Premiere

December 3–22 Nighthawks by Douglas Steinberg, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | World Premiere

December19–22 The Gift of the Magi adapted by Peter Ekstrom, directed  and choreographed by Sally Russell, musical direction by David Alpher

1984 Season

July 10–22 Mr. and Mrs. by Kevin Wade directed by John Fogle

August 8–19 To Gillian on her 37th Birthday by Michael Brady, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | New England  Premiere

July 26–August 5 Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson, directed by Richard E. Hughes

August 22–September 1 The Primary English Class written and directed by Israel Horovitz | New England Premiere

1983 Season

July 20–31 A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Richard E. Hughes

August 3–14 Small Change by Peter Gill, directed by Grey Cattell Johnson | New England Premiere

August 17–27 Album by David Rimmer, directed by Robin Bowers

August 24–September 4 The Widow’s Blind Date by Israel Horovitz, directed by William Bushnell Jr. | New England Premiere

1982 Season

July 28–August 1 Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Robert Carter

August 4–8 Key Exchange by Kevin Wade, directed by John Fogle

August 11–15 The Secret Thighs of New England Women by Jan Paetow, directed by James Huston

August 18–22 Quickies: A Festival of Seven Short Plays including The Brute by Anton Chekhov, directed by  James Butterfield, Hopscotch by Israel Horovitz, directed by Robin Bowers, Line by Israel Horovitz, directed by Stephen Prutting, The Dock Brief by John Mortomer, directed by James Butterfield

August 25–29 Rocket and Snood by Peter Parnell, directed by Joanne Green of the American Repertory Theater

September 1–5 Park Your Car in Harvard Yard by Israel Horovitz, a Workshop Production

Summer Saturdays

For 7 Saturdays The Gloucester Film Society presents… Plays on Film at 9.30pm | join actors, playwrights, and directors at screenings of the film versions of plays they love

1981 Season

Line by Israel Horovitz, performed by New York City’s 13th St Theatre Troupe

Acrobats by Israel Horovitz, performed by New York City’s 13th St Theatre Troupe

Kiotsune the Japanese classic

The Sorrows of Stephen by Peter Parnell

August 27–30 The Last Days of Isaac by Grethchen Cryer, directed by Allan Pierce

1980 Season

The Former One-on-One Basketball Champion by Israel Horovitz | World Premiere

Lou Gherig Did Not Die of Cancer by Pulitzer Price Winner Jason Miller

Duck Variations by David Mamet

Dramatic Pieces by Gloucester Poet, Charles Olson

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris a Theatre of Newburyport Production

Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World by Peter Parnell