Gloucester Stage Company

Theater Review: A Superbly Gritty Staging of August Wilson’s “Fences”

August 26, 2014
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Director Eric C. Engel and the Gloucester Stage Company cast gives Fences an insightful and nuanced production.

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Fuse Theater Review: “4000 Miles” — A Journey Worth Taking at the Gloucester Stage Company

August 4, 2014
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4000 Miles is a showcase for dramatist Amy Herzog’s quirky sensibilities and canny insights into family dynamics.

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Theater Review: Richard Snee and Paula Plum Make for a Rewarding “Auld Lang Syne”

July 22, 2014
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Local playwright Jack Neary always captures the frisson of nostalgia and resentment familiar to Catholic school graduates of a certain era, teasing gently without ever offending.

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Theater Review: A Superb Staging of “This Is Our Youth” — A Perceptive Vision of American Muddle

August 20, 2013
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In this brilliantly written play, Kenneth Lonergan finds both the humor and angst in the moral muddle generated by the Reagan Revolution.

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Fuse Theater Review: “North Shore Fish” at the Gloucester Stage Company — Not So Fresh

July 25, 2013
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“North Shore Fish” introduces, but then glosses over, the potent issues of working class women struggling to support their families in dead-end factory jobs while their fisherman husbands remain out of sight.

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Theater Review: A Delightful Turn “Round and Round the Garden”

June 25, 2012
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British playwright Alan Ayckbourn does not build gag machines that spit out one-liners. He creates finely etched characters whose humor is rooted in their befuddled behavior and personalities.

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Coming Attractions in Theater: July 2011

June 29, 2011
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We are hitting the season of high summer now, with productions coming fast and furious. As is my wont, I will single out shows that are off-the-beaten path. This is not to say that the production of “Guys and Dolls” at the Barrington Stage Company isn’t as terrific as I have heard it is. Only that I want to venture beyond brand name material.

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Theater Review: Gloucester Stage Company Tries The Impossible

June 20, 2011
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Now why, you might ask. Why is there no reaction? Why does everyone involved, chose to ignore the scandal? Because, playwright Alan Ayckbourn would say, that is how most of us are. To paraphrase “Hamlet”: We rather bear the troubles we know, than — by opposing them — create even bigger ones.

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Coming Attractions in Theater: August 2010

July 31, 2010
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The summer season winds down with (too) many of the usual crowd-pleasers, enlivened by a couple of world premieres, a re-vamping of an Oscar Wilde warhorse, and an encounter with non-being, courtesy of Edward Albee. By Bill Marx The Taster by Joan Ackermann. Directed by Tina Packer. Staged by Shakespeare & Company at the Founders’…

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Coming Attractions in Theater: June 2010

May 31, 2010
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By Bill Marx Summer has never been a time for theaters taking chances and the sluggish economy only encourages the hot weather drift to safety. But there’s some funky activity around the margins as well as encouraging news about Shakespeare & Company’s finances. Also, the Gloucester Stage Company has forsaken last year’s geriatric lineup and…

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