Love From Halifax

Saturday December 4th @ 2 PM or 7:30 PM
Saturday December 4th @ 2 PM or 7:30 PM

Love From Halifax

by Mary John Boylan
Adapted with permission from Love From Katie, by Paddy Muir

For so many in the Boston area, the lighting of the tree in the Boston Common signals the true start of the Christmas season. Love From Halifax tells the story of where these great trees grow, a family that grows them, and why Nova Scotia has been provoiding this gift for over 100 years.

2 PM Performance: Tickets are reserved seating and price of admission includes holiday treats and ornament decorating in the lobby after the performance for adults and children 6+!

7:30 PM Performance: Tickets are reserved seating and price of admission includes cocktails and dessert buffet with post-show fundraiser.

Jackie Davis*

Jackie Davis is an actor, director and choreographer working primarily on the east coast. She can be seen as abolitionist Susan Robbins in Columbia Pictures’ Film, Little Women, currently streaming on Netflix.  Jackie is  a member of Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. Jackie returns to Gloucester Stage after directing Paradise Blue, and appearing in The Way North as part of Gloucester Stage Company’s Never Dark Series. Other notable theatre directing credits include Race, Ruined, and For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, Songs of a Caged Bird, produced by Rites and Reason Theatre. Notable choreography projects include The Wiz and Caroline or Change. Notable roles: Agnes, Bug; Estella Velez, Laughs In Spanish;  Benevolence, black odyssey. She is  the founding artistic director of  New Urban Theater Laboratory, (https://nutl.wordpress.com) where she produced and directed five years of new works in Massachusetts. She has served as an Intimacy coordinator on “References to Salvador Dali Make me Hot.” and “Incels”. Jackie is involved in all three disciplines, theater, television and film. She was most recently seen on stage in WHAT’s “Shipwrecked!”

Jackie is part of the Movement Faculty for the Brown/Trinity MFA Program and on staff for Trinity Repertory Theatre’s Education Department as a Teaching Artist for their Young Actors Summer Institute.


*Member of actor’s equity association 

Mary John Boylan

M.J. is a recently retired attorney, having been in both private and government law practice for “a really long time.” She is a former managing director of Gloucester Stage Company, and has
served on its board of directors for the past 10 years. A founding member of New England Area Theatres (NEAT), she co-drafted the first AEA-NEAT contract in 1994. She was the co-artistic
director of the former Blackburn Theatre Company, and served on the boards of The Theatre of Newburyport and the Childrens Theatre at Maudslay. M.J. has also served on the boards of the
Gloucester Writers Center, Maritime Gloucester, and the Schooner Adventure, and currently is a member of Gloucester’s Affordable Housing Trust and is on the board of the Cape Ann
Farmers Market. She adapted Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and Erica Funkhouser’s “Christmas 1956” for Gloucester Stage in 2016 and 2019 respectively, and conceived and directed a maritime literary/musical presentation as a prelude to the premiere of Ron Wyman’s film “The Fisherman’s Wife” at GSC in 2019.

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