2020 NEVERDARK SERIESOutstanding Stories Brought to Life Online
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
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
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
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
Previous Performances in 2020
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
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
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.