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Previous Performances in 2020


An Affair to Remember

Featuring Ute Gfrerer

The Love Story of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya brought to life through the history told and music sung by Ute Gfrerer. Accompanied on the baby grand by Scott Nicholas and filmed onsite at Gloucester Stage, this trip through some of the most recognizable songs of the 1940s. 

JULY 9th – 12th

Bill Harley Onstage

Grammy Award Winning Storyteller

With his guitar and songs, his books and stories, Bill Harley celebrates our common humanity. Recognized by audiences and peers as one of the finest performing storytellers in the country, his work has influenced a generation of children, parents, performing artists and educators. 

JULY 16th – 19th

It Takes Two: 2020 Gala

Gloucester Stage’s At Home Fundraiser

Come together at home with Gloucester Stage to celebrate theater during this season apart. Bringing an evening of ALL STAR couples, performing from the safety of their homes, straight to your living room. We’ll bring you a night of knock-out performances and as many laughs as possible.

JUL 30 – AUG 2

The Queen of Fenway Court:          Isabella Stewart Gardner

A One-Woman Play written by and featuring Leigh Strimbeck

Isabella Stewart Gardner possessed an energetic intellectual curiosity and a love of travel. A leading American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, she often spent summers in Gloucester. You know the legacy, now learn the story of her life as an eccentric female millionaire.

AUG 6th – 9th

The Way North

A New Play by Tira Palmquist

When a cold and very pregnant woman stumbles on to her rural homestead, Freddy Hanson doesn’t hesitate to take her in. As the former sheriff, she’s dedicated her life to protecting and serving others, but when her guest will challenge what it means to protect and serve.

AUG 13th – 16th

No AIDS, No Maids: Stories I Can’t F*ckin Hear No More

A One-Woman Performance by Dee Dee Batteast

In the Old Days, our protagonist reminds us, actors of color were butlers and maids, while gays – invariably men – were artists who succumbed to AIDs. Today’s BIPOC and LGBTQ+ actors have new roles to play, but it’s not much different onstage. Existing solely to prop up the protagonist is not going to cut it in this comedy.

AUG 20th – 23rd


by Tyler Dwiggins, performed by the Youth Acting Workshop Teen Class

Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been more complicated. subText is a hilarious series of vignettes detailing the awkwardness of dating in the digital age, performed by the Youth Acting Workshop Teen Class.

AUG 27th – 30th

The Battle Not Begun

A New Play by NPR’s Jack Beatty

On the brink of another world war, Adolf Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met in Munich to find a path to peace.  The agreement between these two world leaders was supposed to bring “peace for our time.” That promise of peace never materialized.

SEP 3rd – 6th

Paradise Blue

a play by Dominique Morisseau

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. A staged reading performance directed by Jackie Davis.

OCT 1st – 4th

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