2022 SEASONMainstage Performances
“This summer Gloucester Stage is taking you on a rollercoaster ride through a kaleidoscope of theatrical but very human experiences. In each play the protagonist longs for a rightful place in society, for recognition, for love. We are excited to be offering these rich and insightful, at times funny – at times tragic, perspectives on the human condition.”
“Paula has crafted a season that runs the gamut of contemporary theater and offers the Boston audience access to plays that are at the dawn of successful careers across the nation’s theaters. This top-tier list of can’t-miss playwrights are bringing the socially relevant and entertaining stories to the stage that we are all looking for right now. Building on that foundation, we have an incredible team of directors leading each production, including past-artistic director, Robert Walsh.”
Gloucester Stage Company
2022 Mainstage Season
JUNE 3 – JUNE 26
The critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize finalist play, Gloria, written by the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Bryn Boice, will open Gloucester Stage Company’s season June 3 to 26. This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of twentysomethings at one of New York’s most esteemed cultural magazines. When a seemingly ordinary day at the office turns out to be anything but, these aspiring journalists recognize an opportunity to seize a career-defining moment.
JULY 1 – JULY 24
The summer continues to heat up with the production of Mr Fullerton, Between the Sheets, running from July 1 to 24. Directed by Judy Braha, it is a turn-of-the-century tale of unbridled passion by playwright Anne Undeland. Inspired by Edith Wharton’s love letters to her young handsome lover, Morton Fullerton, unearthed in the last 25 years, the play is a celebratory awakening for Wharton to the discovery of sex and love in all its bliss, heartbreak, and madness.
JULY 29 – AUGUST 21
Robert Walsh will be returning to Gloucester Stage to direct the Tony Award-nominated play Grand Horizons, from July 29 to August 21. The Broadway hit is a hilarious comedy of marital malaise written by award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. By turns, it is a funny, shocking, and painfully honest play that explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love.
AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 18
Under the direction of Jackie Davis, theatergoers will be transported to the sultry, jazz-filled Paradise Club circa 1949 in Detroit in the production of Paradise Blue, running from August 26 to September 18. In Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau‘s powerful noir-inspired drama, a makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise. This dynamic and musically-infused drama shines light on the challenges of building a better future on the foundation of what our predecessors have left us.
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 23
Gloucester Stage will round out the season with the haunting production of The Thin Place, beginning September 30 through October 23. Directed by Dee Dee Batteast, part ghost story, part dissection of “truth,” the play builds a never-ending loop between your head and your sixth sense and satisfies the cravings of both. With insight and relentless curiosity, the Tony Award-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath‘s play transforms the theater into an intimate séance, crafting an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, which has a mind of its own.
2022 Season Poster Design
Gloucester Stage partnered with North Shore artist, Sarah Osgood for this season’s poster designs.
Through Sarah’s collaborative and creative hand, Gloucester Stage proudly presents five amazing posters for this season’s mainstage shows.
Sarah is a graphic designer and illustrator from Ipswich, Massachusetts. She obtained her BS in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2018. While in school and after graduating, she worked for the National Park Service at Mount Rainier and Arches National Parks, and the USGS in Moab, Utah.
She began a career transition in 2020 and is currently enrolled as a graphic design student at North Shore Community College. Sarah has spent her entire adult life sketching and painting amidst her other career pursuits. Her work was featured in Rocky Neck Art Colony’s 40 Under 40 show (2021). She draws inspiration from people watching and imagining characters, organic shapes, rich colors, and the stark and distinctive landscapes of the desert and ocean. She is passionate about graphic design as it is an effective avenue to elevate people’s lives through beauty and art.
A portfolio of Sarah’s design and illustration work is available on sarahosgood.com