The Thin Place

by Lucas Hnath
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by Lucas Hnath


Do you believe in the afterlife? Hilda does, and in her longing to reconnect with her grandmother’s spirit, she finds Linda, an esteemed medium. Linda can communicate with those in the thin place – through the veil, hearing their voices in the quiet. If you believe, she can make you hear them too. Part seance, part ghost story, this journey will make you question your assumptions about the spirit world in chilling moments of revelation.

Tony Award-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath transforms the theater into an intimate séance in The Thin Place, directed by Dee Dee Batteast (Gloucester Stage directing debut) running September 30 through October 23. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm indoors at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester MA.

September 30 –
October 23

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Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday + Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Talk Backs

October 9 + 16

Champagne Opening

Sunday, October 2

Run Time

Around 2 hours w/ Intermission

Lucas Hnath Lucas Hnath

Lucas Hnath’s most recent play, Dana H., was at the Vineyard Theatre in New York. Lucas received a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Play with A Doll’s House, Part 2. Hnath’s other plays include Hillary and Clinton, The Thin Place, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac’s Eye and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre and Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have also premiered at the Humana Festival of New Plays, Victory Gardens and South Coast Repertory. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and an alumnus of New Dramatists. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Kesselring Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, Obie Award for Playwriting, Steinberg Playwright Award and the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.

Dee Dee BatteastDee Dee Batteast

Dee Dee Batteast Recent regional theater credits include work with Clarence Brown Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Repertory Company and Indiana Repertory Theatre. Television credits include Chicago Fire. Batteast earned her undergraduate degree from Ball State University and her MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill.

THE THIN PLACE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Critical Praise for THE THIN PLACE by Lucas Hnath

‘The Thin Place’ keeps on haunting because it presses against the deepest human longings not only for connection but also for exposure. We want to know what’s out there, yes, but we also want it to know us.

The New York Times

“It’s a twisty tale that throws you off the scent and doubles back behind you.”

The Observer

“Hnath has written interesting characters with colorful backstories, and it’s a pleasure to hear his smart thoughts articulated in supple language.”


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