Posts Tagged ‘Russ Swift’

From the opening scene, connections – real, missed and misplaced are on the minds of the three principal characters in The Flick, Massachusetts playwright Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer winning drama at Gloucester Stage now through Sept. 12. As they do their post-movie “walk-through” to sweep up spilled popcorn and other trash in a run-down central […]


‘The New Electric Ballroom’ runs through August 15 Enda Walsh’s The New Electric Ballroom, currently at Gloucester Stage is not a conventional play and therefore may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But if you’re up for a bit of a challenge, the rewards of this dark comedy are many. The setting is a tiny […]


Gloucester Stage‘s current production, Out of Sterno, is unlike any comedy you’ve seen, and one that you’re almost guaranteed to like. While teetering on the edge of theater of the absurd, Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play hangs on to just enough realism to make the audience believe in and care about its central character, Dotty, who […]


Through June 20, 2015 The Apple Family moves to Gloucester Stage for Sweet and Sad, part 2 of Richard Nelson’s quartet of plays that explore major events or anniversaries through the eyes of an ordinary family. Part 1, That Hopey Changey Thing, was produced at Stoneham Theatre last winter. If That Hopey Changey Thing, was […]


Israel Horovitz’s ‘North Shore Fish’ at Gloucester Stage Company When Israel Horovitz wrote “North Shore Fish” in 1986, the Gloucester fish packing industry was already in trouble. Plants were closing, and with the local fishing industry sputtering, those that remained in business were reduced to repackaging frozen filets from overseas rather than fresh local fish. […]


After the burning intensity of their last two shows – 9 Circles and Master Harold… and the Boys – for its summer season finale, Gloucester Stage Company sends us off into the cool autumn with a comedy. Set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart is a slice of Southern life, and its […]