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Community Event: Wednesday, November 20th @ 6:30PM

MY BEAUTIFUL STUTTER

Special Advance Screening from Executive Producers Paul Rudd & George Springer

MY BEAUTIFUL STUTTER is the powerful and inspirational story of five kids, from all over the United States, who enter experimental, interactive and arts-based programs at SAY, The Stuttering Association for the Young. After a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, some have found themselves close to suicide, others enter SAY withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from fluency training and the pressure to not stutter or remain silent. Over the course of a year, we witness firsthand the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of wildly different backgrounds experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: it’s okay to stutter.

Diane Parris Constantino, a Gloucester native and director of Boston University’s Center for Stuttering Therapy, will give a short introduction regarding the science of stuttering, and facts and fictions about stuttering before the screening. Learn more about this project: www.mybeautifulstutter.com

World Premiere One Woman Show

Too Fat for China

Written by and Featuring Phoebe Potts

Phoebe Potts’ one woman show Too Fat for China is a live performance sequel to Good Eggs, her graphic memoir about infertility. Too Fat for China chronicles Potts’ international odyssey to build a family through adoption. Potts tells the story of a road to motherhood that is paved with hope, heartbreak, second mortgages and bottomless questions about race and what makes a family.

Friday, December 6 @ 7:30 PM

Beyond Belief 

Fish Tales: true stories, told live. Local Storytellers are ready to share funny and honest moments about stories you almost can’t believe. So join our enthusiastic audience and enjoy the privilege of listening to someone else’s life for a while at Fish Tales: Beyond Belief. Presented in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and Gloucester Stage Company. Tickets are $25 General Admission. $5 from every ticket benefits the DOWD FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

The Evening’s Host will be Mary John Boylan (board member of GWC & GSC). Presenters will include:
Barry O’Brien
Rebecca Ketterer
John Ronan
Nicki Richon Schoel
Casey Breton
Ben Wildrich
Lori Grande

Featuring Grammy-winner Amadee Castenell | December 21, 8 PM

Henri Smith New Orleans Christmas

New Orleans Singer/Bandleader Henri Smith brings his 9-piece band back to the Gloucester Stage Company for a special New Orleans Christmas concert after their sold-out Gloucester Concert Series premiere last May.

For this special Christmas concert, Henri adds seasonal and gospel favorites to his traditional New Orleans repertoire and features Grammy-winner Amadee Castenell on Sax and flute.

As part of their grand finale, Henri and his band will lead a second line dance through the theater.