THINK OF ME TUESDAYby Ken Riaf
MOVED TO 2021 SEASON: October 1 to October 17, 2021
Think of Me Tuesday
WORLD PREMIERE | by Ken Riaf
Most seasoned voters, wherever they cast their ballots, might recall a fabled local candidate who despite never winning continues to run and run and run. Year after year election after election in the same tattered tweed jacket undeterred by yet another embarrassing rejection. He’s the punchline for a running joke about a joker who keeps running…and losing. Jim ‘Buddy’ Chum is Fishtown, Massachusetts’ forever Mayoral candidate on his quixotic campaign for just one shot at the top office. He’s not against progress he just doesn’t want to be around when it gets here.
He’s not executive material, with radical ideas like free pony rides for all the children. Could someone who’s never held office or received the most votes find himself in power? Nah, that could never happen.
Building on the sold-out response to our 2019 NeverDark staged reading, Gloucester Stage presents a full world premiere production of Think of Me Tuesday.
Originally slated for 2020, but due to Covid-19 social distancing measures has been moved to the 2021 Season, Think of Me Tuesday will run October 1 through October 17. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.
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Playwright Ken Riaf lives and works in Gloucester, Massachusetts where he practices law. He has worked as a commercial fisherman and longshoreman, and is a visiting professor at Endicott College teaching: Law in Literature and Film, Law in Nature and Society, and Hospitality Law.Mr. Riaf’s most recent playwright success was in Gloucester Stage Company’s award winning production, My Station in Life, following the David versus Goliath battle of radio curmudgeon, Simon Geller. Riaf’s film work, in collaboration with award winning Producer and Director Henry Ferrini, has been shown at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and broadcast and screened locally and abroad.His new screenplay For Whom the Ball Rolls is a basketball parable about race, class and rank set at Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard during the Korean War.
GSC: The 39 Steps, My Station in Life, Cyrano, The Rainmaker, Bank Job, Songs For A New World, The New Electric Ballroom, North Shore Fish, Fighting Over Beverley, The Widow’s Blind Date, The Primary English Class, Our Town. GSC (Actor): Gloucester Blue, Sins of the Mother, The Subject Was Roses, The Barking Sharks, Two for the Seesaw. Producing Artistic Director, American Stage Festival: Bus Stop, Intimate Exchanges, Jacques Brel…, and Lend Me a Tenor, among others. Artistic Associate: Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Richard III, As You Like It, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, Measure For Measure. Other productions directed include: Othello (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Round and Round The Garden, Table Manners, K2, Later Life, Holiday Memories (Merrimack Rep); Rancho Mirage, Race, Speed-The-Plow, True West (New Repertory Theatre); The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, The Goatwoman of Corvis County (Shakespeare & Co.); Misalliance, A Life in the Theatre (Two River Theatre Co.); I Hate Hamlet (StageWest); The Little Foxes (Barter Theatre); and Of Mice and Men (Greater Boston Stage Co.), among others. Roles in recent feature films include Black Mass, Patriot’s Day and the upcoming, A Ring for Christmas. Robert directed the on-field ceremonies for the ’99 All-Star Game at Fenway Park. He is on the faculty at Brandeis University.
Currently Casting – For information on auditions, click here.
More to Come!
More to Come!
THINK OF ME TUESDAY is presented through special arrangement with the playwright.